Spider ID?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by dflett68, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    I'm sure a trout has eaten one of these before. Can anyone ID? Both beautiful and terrifying looking, I found this fella had hitched a ride on my son's vest after we busted through some brush on Taneum Creek.

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  2. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

    Goldenrod Crab Spider
     
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  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Bingo! This appears to be a female. These are ambush spiders . . . maybe your Son was ambushed? They can & do bite and are found in most states.
     
  4. dflett68

    dflett68 Active Member

    Nice! Thanks you guys. I guess he was ambushed. When I went to knock it off with the tip of my rod, it was very aggressive. Very cool looking critter.
     

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