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The Essential Fly Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly Fishing Fly

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The Essential Fly
Product Type
Fishing Flies

Fishing Fly Details
Fly Type
Sea Trout

Hook Specifications
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Fishing Species
Use To Catch Grayling

Fishing Situations
Use On Rivers
Use On Brooks & Streams

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Hare's Lug & Plover

The Hare's Lug & Plover Spider is a great traditional northen spider.

Use The Hare's Lug & Plover Spider To Catch:

The Hare's Lug & Plover Spider can be used to catch Rainbow Trout

The Hare's Lug & Plover Spider can be used to catch Brown Trout

The Hare's Lug & Plover Spider can be used to catch Grayling

Mike Harding - Heritage Range of Flies

Mike Harding - Heritage Range of Northern Trout Flies

Our Mike Harding Range of Northern Fly patterns are tied to the traditional patterns. The flies are all designed from Mike's excellent book on Northern Spider patterns. Check it out, it is really good!

Tied as part of our Heritage Range these flies are tied with real silk and the best quality materials - just as these flies should be, we love them, they are top quality fish catching flies.

Trout Northen Spider Fly - Hare's Lug & Plover Spider

Wet flies like Hare's Lug & Plover Spider are are range of flies that imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and Lures

The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface

The wet flies which include Hare's Lug & Plover Spider fall into various categories: larval and pupal forms of various aquatic insects; drowned adults or even swamped stillborn flies; and drowned terrestrials such as beetles. Many do not represent anything in nature, but are classed as attractor flies or lures, designed to tempt the fish to take out of curiosity. A number of the silver-bodied flies can emulate small fry or minnows. Most of the dry flies have a wet-fly equivalents. The use of heavier hooks, softer hen hackles instead of Cock Feather , and in the case of winged flies a backward-sloping wing, changes the dry fly into a wet one which sinks below the surface of the water. Cock Feather hackles are used for these patterns but they are taken from the very young bird where the individual fibres are very soft.

There are two main areas of wet-fly fishing. Firstly, there are the wild rain-fed rivers and streams where it is difficult to see a fish rise let alone see a minute dry fly on the surface. On such waters, wet flies are used almost exclusively upstream and down, as necessity or terrain dictates. The second main area of wet-fly fishing is on atill waters like lakes, lochs and reservoirs, where the angler uses a team of wet flies just below the surface.

On wild streams while searching for the natural Brownie, soft-hackled wet flies like the Partridge and Orange, the Snipe and Purple, the Black Spider, a wet Coch-y-Bonddu, and many others are used.

'When do you fish a wet fly, and when a dry?'

Always fish a dry-fly pattern when you see a trout rising during a hatch of natural insects. However, when the trout refuses to rise to a dry fly, fishing just below the surface with a wet fly can often work. When no activity is obvious, it is a case for the wet fly, pure and simple.

The soft, game-bird hackles of many wet flies have the necessary mobility in the water. They create attractive, natural movement and 'kick' in the current, attracting the fish by their very movement. They look alive and edible; the two key properties for a successful fly.

Wet Fly Hare's Lug & Plover Spider fishing techniques

A technique that has stood the test of time, where the fly (e.g. the Hare's Lug & Plover Spider) is fished sub-surface and is retrieved slowly using a 'Figure-of-Eight' manipulation of the line in the hand. A floating or intermediate line can be used to retrieve the Hare's Lug & Plover Spider

Hare's Lug & Plover Spider - Fly Tying Dressing

For the fly tyers you we have provided tying specifications for the Hare's Lug & Plover Spider. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Hare's Lug & Plover Spider at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Hare's Lug & Plover Spider yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Hare's Lug & Plover Spider as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

12 to 14


Orange silk, sparsely dubbed with hare's ear fur


Fine gold wire


Golden Plover

Critical to tying spiders is the sparseness of the hackles. You should not have more than 2 turns of hackle on a northern spider. Less is more!


The Essential Fly Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly Fishing Fly was last modified on 29/12/2023 07:20


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3 Reviews:

23 March 2023  | 

Looks amazing cant wait to try them out

Northern Spiders
11 February 2022  | 

I recently purchased a couple of dozen Spider pattern wet flies and found them to be of excellent quality. The flies are lightly tied ( a thing I have been looking for for years. I recommend these wonderful flies to everyone

Hares lug & plover
22 February 2015  | 

Nice sparse dressings, it can be difficult to find North country style flies that aren't over dressed. Good hook weight as well. Thank you.

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