Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fly Tying focus: Spiders

Spider patterns were the focus for last nights meeting. John expertly demonstrated for the group how to tie two of his favorite flies the, 'Black Magic-Peacock Spider', and the, 'Snipe and Purple'. John has had lots of success on these patterns especially on still waters such as Barnsfold Fishery where they perhaps mimic the hatching midge trapped in the surface film.

 A double layer of fine copper UTC wire is used for the under-thorax of the fly to give it some weight to penetrate through he surface film.


Preparing for the crucial moment, tying on the hackle which of course should always be tied in by the tip of the feather.


Andy at out last meeting demonstrating his impressive Buzzer pattern.
IF ANYONE HAS SOME PICS OF THE ACTUAL FLYS, COULD YOU SEND THEM IN.

1 comment:

  1. we'll try some of them on Barnsfold when I come down again John.

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