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Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:23 pm
Some time back I was having a quiet sandwich and just watching from the shadows and noticed this great big bloody spider scuttling about. Thought that would make a half decent meal, so decided to see if we could replicate it.
My missus won't go near the thing, so I guess it looks pretty realistic.
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:32 pm
They look good! And they can be deadly, had a phone call last week from someone needing spiders, he said nothing else was working, chuck a spider out there and wham, the fish were all over them...
Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:30 am
Reckon it may be the heat Steve.
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:50 pm
I often use a weighted deep sunk spider... works a treat....
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:15 pm
I picked up a few flies from a fishing shop in Tokyo. Among them were some spider patterns, tied as parachute dries with very long soft hackles . One used pheasant feathers for the hackle and the other a partridge hackle. I havnt used them but they look realistic and I am sure they will be effective midsummer when the trout are targeting terrestrials.
I had thought that they were a dry copy of an English wet spider pattern but now realise they were a spider insect imitation.
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:52 pm
A successful one I made was by using two small polystyrene balls (different sizes) painted black, threaded onto a hook and put in a piece of brown pantyhose. PT legs in the middle finished it off. I think it's the legs that are the trigger in a lot of flies.