The Partridge and Blue, a common spider pattern that can be found in most fly shops...good luck on that quest. I came upon this fly in the book The North Country Fly. Checking further I found this out...James Blades said of this fly, It is a good fly from mid April to mid June. It is fished over fine sand where the natural insect it represents lives. The pattern is listed in Francis Walbran list of 1888.
The fly has been productive when fished over sandy bottoms on several streams I've fished.
Several of the small streams I fished have gone under a bit of a remodel. The old obsolete culverts have been replaced by more fish friendly ones. On this stream I just know it's going to be beneficial to those brook trout down stream.They now will be able to access a great deal of prime upstream habitat.
Now I just have to fish this stream. The last time I was here was in late August, and it did not look like it does now.
In keeping with the theme simplicity, how about some Gingerbread.
A sprinkle of powdered sugar,maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or perhaps some whipped cream....or as I like it, plain with a cup of coffee.