SRC Spiderfish

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  1. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    My normal salt flies are big streamers but I was working on prototypes of an Undertaker(ish) spider when I had a flash for a potential searun pattern. This was the result. I wanted to modify some more traditional steelhead/salmon techniques into a baitfishy looking fly. It's fairly small, tied on a #6 low-water salmon hook.

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  2. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    That, my friend, is a serious piece of fish attractor.
     
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    That is one fishy looking fly, very nice!!
     
  4. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    That is a very nice-looking fly, and I'm sure that sea-run cutts will chow down. I think it is definitely a more traditional pattern, and it will give the fish a look at a new fly.

    I think that the fly will not last long -- at least with the gorgeous, semi-delicate materials it is tied with -- in the salt. But that doesn't matter. What matters is whether the fly makes you happy and seduces the fish.
     
  5. Thomas Mitchell

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    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, I like tying so I don't sweat having a 3-fish-fly. With rezzies & searuns, catching on artistic creations of my own adds a lot to the experience. The price of jungle cock capes is a bit of a bummer though...

    T.
     
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    Darn good looking fly Thomas.
    How about a report from you first outing with it?
     
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    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    That fly is 'almost' too nice to fish! Nice work!
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Too fancy for sea runs, but I'll take it! :D
     
  9. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Very nice.
    Two questions.
    What is the tail made of and am I seeing peacock herl along the top of the body?

    Thanks
    TC
     
  10. Thomas Mitchell

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    The tail is made of loose golden pheasant feather, gold and red blended.

    The upper wing is three strands of peacock.

    The peacok dubbing of the front body is the highlight for me - it is 5 strands of peacock herl woven around fine gold wire using the Alex Jackson method shown in Shewey's steelhead fly book. It makes for a nice looking, yet durable body. The tag is bodybraid with a flexament coating. So, it should be a relatively durable fly, not a clouser but not frail either.

    Thx!

    T.
     
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    No such thing as too fancy for searuns! ;)
     
  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Gorgeous fly, artfully crafted!
     
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    I would swing that for Summers!
     
  14. golfman65

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    Ditto, that IS one of my summer run flies or very close to it....:thumb:
     
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    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    Gorgeous fly -- and beautifully tied....
    Would you be willing to share the recipe? And what is the fly's name?
     
  16. Thomas Mitchell

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    Hi C-

    I call it the 'spider fish' as it's tied like a spider but in baitfishy colors...

    Tiemco 7989 #6
    Tip - Lagartun medium silver flat
    Tail - golden pheasant
    Tag - rootbeer body braid
    Body - peacock herl spun with fine gold wire
    Hackle - olive schapplen done spider-style but pulled upward when tying off
    Collar - mallard flank
    Wing - peacock herl
    Eye - small jungle cock

    In the water it slims down a bit and looks like a 1" little fish.

    T.
     

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