Inspired by SRC Spiderfish

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by dpetrzelka, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. dpetrzelka Member

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    I was inspired by Thomas Mitchell's Cutthroat Spiderfish and just started playing around. Being very new to fly tying (this is my 4th fly) this is just an odd mix of things I've seen, and materials at hand.


    I'm new enough I don't know the name of several of the materials I used - almost all of my materials are second hand, so please excuse my ignorance of materials - so much to learn.


    Alec Jackson #7 Hook
    0/6 Black Thread
    Tag and Tip - flat Gold Tinsel
    Tail - ? feather was orange with black spots
    Body - Black/Green Metallic woven yarn (I don't yet know how to dub peacock)
    Collar - Partridge ?
    Upper Wing - Peacock herl
    Lower Wing - a little bit of feather under the front of the fly - paler version of the feather I used for the tail.


    It is very messy, and out of proportion - but a guy has to start somewhere.

    Do you think and SRC would hit this?

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    You can see Thomas' fly here:
    SRC Spiderfish
  2. dpetrzelka Member

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    I'm here to learn, and not easily offended, so please feel free to comment on any aspect of the construction, materials, proportions, etc.
  3. Big E Moderator

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    umm....I would think that it would catch fish but not a fly that I would recommend to a beginner to tie in quantity. I think that I would recommend a clouser...cheap and cheerful and easy to tie.
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I think that is one nice looking fly D. The colors are nice, and you could add variety to this fly by using different cheniles, tail fibers, soft hackle and thread. Are there a trio of peacock herl wing fibers? I'm used to seeing pairs. Speaking of pairs, a paired set of long narrow hackles tied in as long wings would be cool too. Keep tying those, the fish will likely prove that they like your offering.

    Fourth fly my ass...that fly is way too good to be your fourth fly.
  5. kelvin Active Member

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    Fourth fly my ass...that fly is way too good to be your fourth fly.[/QUOTE]

    I like to see your 100th

    nice job
  6. dpetrzelka Member

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    Thanks guys-

    My first were two were elk hair caddis tied late last week.
    The third was rebuilding an old sand lance pattern that the hook tip had broken off - ended up adding a white hackle feather on top of the hook to make it more of a flat wing (I think that is what it is called).

    I've been reading on this forum daily. There are a lot of great inspiration, and construction tips - without this forum, and all of you, there is no way I would be able to tie this fly with such little experience.

    Ed- Yes there are three peacock herls - I may be using the wrong term calling them wings- they are intended to lay across the back of the fly, three just felt right.

    Hopefully I will get this fly in front of an SRC this evening -
  7. Jacob Peterson Member

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    No freaken way that your 4th, only ecomendtaion is to clean up the head a bit< but that should catch fish, Nice job:thumb::thumb:
  8. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Looks great! I'll PM you on some construction tips.

    T.