Salt water Spiders

Say sparsely dressed again!

An oldie pattern from GFF   Other Lab flies

By Martin Joergensen

The least dressed fly of all
The classic spider fly has to be one of the least dressed flies of all times. A slender body and a thin hackle - and that's it.

It works in a stream so why shouldn't it work in the sea? My own fly The Umbrella is not that far from a spider, and that works. Even in very large sizes the spider has to be a dream to cast - light in all ways - and yet the soft hackle will have all the life you can want.

The appearence of this fly relies heavily on a nice, smooth tinsel body.

Hook Size 2 Kamasan B840
Thread Bennechi 0/12
Body Flat silver or gold tinsel
Rib Oval silver or gold tinsel
Hackle Sparse front hackle from soft black hen
Head Small from dubbing thread

Two spiders on large salt water resistant hooks.
Spider flies

More spiders >>>

User comments
From: Matt - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted September 27th 2011

I used some greenwell glory patterns basically a trout spider pattern in the surf in Northern Natal South Africa - I never thought they would work given its predominatly a freshwater pattern - I cast back into the swell from behind the surf and had very many fish. I'm definitely a spider convert.

From: Brianna · karlagonzales111·at·  Link
Submitted September 28th 2006

i cant belive they look like hooks

Want to comment this page? Fill out the form below.
Only comments
in English
are accepted!

Comentarios en Ingles
solamente, por favor!

Your name Your email
Anonymize my information. Name and email will not be shown with comment.
Notify me on new comments to this article on the above email-address.
You don't have to comment to start or stop notifications.

All comments will be screened by the GFF staff before publication.
No HTML, images, ads or links, please - we do not publish such comments...
And only English language comments will be published.
Name and email is optional but recommended.
The email will be shown in a disguised form in the final comment to protect you against spam
You can see other public comments on this page