Thanks Anil, here's the pattern.
Hook: Tiemco 200BL size 6 or 8
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Mallard flank, dyed to match wood duck
Hackle: Mallard flank dyed to match wood duck
Body: Hot orange chenille
Of course, real wood duck can be used if you have it. This is my best shot at tying this pattern as Mike Kinney designed it. The short body is deliberate as per Mr. K. The Reversed Spider is more of a style than a pattern, the colors may be varied to suit the tier's fancy. As well as the one shown above, my favorites include:
Black body, yellow dyed mallard flank hackle.
Black body, Amherst pheasant tippet hackle.
Yellow body, golden pheasant tippet hackle.
The hackle is tied in first with the tip pointing aft and the quill pointing forward and curving down over the eye of the hook. Tie it right up tight behind the eye. Clip out the tip of the hackle and tie it in for the tail. Wrap the hackle back, each turn behind the last. Stroke the fibers forward on each turn, secure it and clip it off after about four turns. Tie the chenille in at about the center of the hook shank and wind it forward over the butts of the hackle right up to the eye, then reverse it and wind back to the tail; whip finish and put a drop of cement on it. Winding the chenille forward over the base of the hackle helps to force the hackle forward as well as giving a little taper to the body.
Mike also developed a particular retrieve to use with this pattern which I'll try to describe:
Starting with the rod tip almost touching the water, lift the tip about two feet with the line clamped between the right forefinger and the rod handle (do this with the wrist). Drop the rod tip about the same amount while, at the same time, stripping in the slack that is created. The idea is to allow virtually no slack while moving the fly forward with a sharp stop-and- start movement that makes the most of the movement of the hackle. At first it's a little like trying to rub your belly and pat the top of your head at the same time but, after a little practice it becomes second nature.
Nice job with this pattern. I had to say something because Mike taught me how to try this pattern and you did a good job. I also just had to ask you, have you ever seen Mike use this retrieve? It is pretty cool to watch, he makes it look really easy, but it is actually pretty hard. He is a good man, and knows what he is doing. This pattern is great on the Stilly for SRC, hell that is what he created it for, I mean he lives on the river.