For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
North Country Spiders
I had the desire to tie up a few North Country Spiders last night. So with "The Three Pickers" CD playing I got out the silk threads some hackle and tied up some classics. These flies are incredible, such a delight to tie and fish. So little material and so much fish catching capability. I get so much pleasure in tying a fly that has been around for over a century, actually longer. Using silk thread adds so much to these simple flies. Along with the sparse hackle there is a simple elegance to the final product.
The Partridge and Orange. This is probably the most recognized of the North Country Spiders. It is one of the flies that can still be found most everywhere.
The Purple Dun. This spider is not likely to be found in fly shop bins. But may soon be a favorite of some.