The "Black Magic" spider fly. This pattern has a few variations and I would bet they all will take there share of trout. Here I have tied two that work well for me. The first pattern was taken from Robert Smith's book "The North Country Fly"...it is tied using black silk, peacock herl, and starling. The pattern in the book calls for black hen hackle.
The variant of the "Black Magic" uses black silk, a tiny bit of black dubbing for the thorax and starling hackle.
This is the "Starling and Purple"...it calls for purple silk, black dubbing for a thorax and starling.
This is the "Snipe and Purple"....it is a very simple fly but also very elegant. Purple silk, snipe hackle.
These flies are a pleasure to tie and will take their fare share of trout. They are tied on a beautiful hook, Partridge "Spider" size 14.