North Country Spider Fishing Flies
Traditional Fly Patterns
Spider flies are typically dressed with a very minimal hackle, often only 1 and a half turns as traditional North country spiders or Clyde style spiders have been tied for many years. Yes we imitate hatches with our fishing flies, no north country spiders have NOTHING to do with imitating Spiders! North Country Spiders is the name given over the years as when dry before immersion the soft hackle looks like the legs of a large spider! Spider flies are over 300 years old and still they still catch fish. These are not an imitation pattern an exact match like blue winged olives, they are impressionistic patterns.