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.

The North Country tradition of fly-tying and fishing has long been celebrated as a remarkably successful way of catching fish. Developed on the fast-flowing rivers of northern England, on both sides of the Pennines, soft hackle or spider flies like the Snipe and Purple and the Partridge and Orange have been traditionally used since the nineteenth century and beyond, and are just as effective in the chalk streams of Hampshire, the lochs of Connemara or even the freestone rivers of the Appalachians in the United States.

 

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Barbless Grouse And Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Grouse And Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.10   £0.85

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Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Moorland Spider

Barbless Moorland Spider£1.30   £1.04

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Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50   £1.20

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Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50   £1.20

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Black & Peacock Spider

Black & Peacock Spider£0.90   £0.72

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Black Spider

Black Spider£0.90   £0.72

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Blank Buster 92 Fly Collection In A Clearview Box

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Sandy Dickson Blank Buster Mega Collection - 92 flies - The Complete Midge Collection imitating every stage of the midge's life in a fly box

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Bracken Clock Northern Spider Heritage Range

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Caddis Spider Green

Caddis Spider Green£0.90   £0.72

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E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)

E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)£2.99   £2.40

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Gold Bead Endrick Spider Heritage Range

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Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range

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Greenwells Spider

Greenwells Spider£0.75   £0.60

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Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly£1.25   £0.94

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Grouse & Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range

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Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges E-Booklet (Downloadable)

Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges E-Booklet (Downloadable)£2.99   £2.40

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Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £0.94

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Hot-Spot Spider Green

Hot-Spot Spider Green£0.90   £0.72

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Hot-Spot Spider Red

Hot-Spot Spider Red£0.90   £0.72

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March Brown Fly Selection

March Brown Fly Selection£9.00   £7.20

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March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £0.94

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Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly

Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £0.94

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Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange£0.75   £0.60

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Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

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Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)£0.90   £0.72

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Pheasant Tail Spider

Pheasant Tail Spider£0.90   £0.72

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Red Spider

Red Spider£0.75   £0.60

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green£1.10   £0.88

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Phosphor Yellow

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet

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Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Mega Selection

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Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection

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Smoke Fly Northern Spider Heritage Range

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Snipe & Purple

Snipe & Purple£0.75   £0.60

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Snipe & Purple Fly Selection

Snipe & Purple Fly Selection£12.50   £10.00

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Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £0.94

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Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £0.94

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