Double K (Knudsen) Reverse Spider & Tsumani Warning

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  1. dpetrzelka

    dpetrzelka Member

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    A buddy sent me this link last year, with some very interesting options for reverse spiders - we had planned to search for cutthroat, but never made time to get out there. This year we're going to follow through.

    http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/double-k-reverse-spider/

    Do any of you photos of Double K Reverse Spiders or Tsunami Warning flies, or variants on these, that you could share?

    I'm hoping to tie a few of these later this week, and will post photos of what I come up with.
     
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    Wow I really like that pattern


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    So do I! The originator was kind enough to pass a couple my way during a fly swap I hosted. They work.
     
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    I especially appreciate that Kelvin wrote a little about the back story and evolution of his Double K Reverse Spider.
     
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    I love just about any kind of reverse spiders.
     
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    I also heard the originator of that fly ties a double intruder. FOUR tufts of fox fur on that one, FOUR! :) I, on the other hand am trying to perfect the double headed rattlesnake pattern.
    On a serious note, I have been wanting to tie a larger, reverse spider for steelhead using rhea, maybe call it the hydra. Those flies will be a bitch to store though.
     
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    I have caught steelhead on this fly
     
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    I do tie an Intruder Version

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    I think I still have one or two from from the 2012 holiday swap
     
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    I've found Mike Kinney's original Reverse Spider to be an excellent fly for steelhead and salmon as well as cutthroat, in saltwater and fresh (correction, I have yet to catch a steelhead on one in the salt). Over the last couple of years, I have, in the rivers, favored using a pale (actually sun-bleached by leaving it laid out on my dashboard for a few days) pink chenille body and wood duck hackle which, to my mind at least, bears a fair resemblance to the October Caddis pupa.

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    repost from another thread - but here is my take on the patterns

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