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 Moorland Spider

Barbless Moorland Spider£1.30   £1.20

Fly Size 14, 16

Black Spider

Black Spider£0.90   £0.72

  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14

Black Spider Wet

Black Spider Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Caddis Spider Green

Caddis Spider Green£0.90

  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

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

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

  (2)
E-Guide To Trout Fly Fishing With Buzzers & Midges (Downloadable)

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

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Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range

Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Greenwells Spider

Greenwells Spider£0.75   £0.70

  (1)

Fly Size 12, 14

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

Hot-Spot Spider Green

Hot-Spot Spider Green£0.90

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly

Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16

Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

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

  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Pheasant Tail Spider

Pheasant Tail Spider£0.90

  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
8, 10, 12, 14, 16.

Red Spider

Red Spider£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Red Tag

Red Tag£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green£1.10

  (6)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange£1.10

  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi£1.10

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Phosphor Yellow

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Phosphor Yellow£1.10

  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet£1.10

  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14 & 16.

Smoke Fly Northern Spider Heritage Range

Smoke Fly Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Snipe & Purple

Snipe & Purple£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14, 16

Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Tungsten Endrick Spider Selection

Tungsten Endrick Spider Selection£18.00

  (1)

Complete selection of 12 tungsten endrick spiders sizes 12 to 18

Wickhams Spider

Wickhams Spider£0.90

  (4)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14.

Woodcock And Red Northern Spider Trout Fly

Woodcock And Red Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

  
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