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

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

Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.50

  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

Barbless Moorland Spider

Barbless Moorland Spider£1.30   £1.20

Fly Size 14, 16

Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50

  (2)

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

Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50

  (1)

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

Black Spider

Black Spider£0.90   £0.72

  (5)

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

Caddis Spider Green

Caddis Spider Green£0.90

  (2)

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

20%
OFF
E-Guide To Large Fish From Small Stillwaters (Downloadable)

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

  (2)
Until
Gone
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

Until
Gone
Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly£1.25   £1.00

  (4)

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

Until
Gone
Grouse & Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range

Grouse & Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

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

20%
OFF
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

  (16)
Until
Gone
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.

Hot-Spot Spider Red

Hot-Spot Spider Red£0.90

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

Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Until
Gone
Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

  (2)

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

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

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 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.

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection£16.50

  (2)

Sandy Dickson Blank Buster Spider Collection - Sizes 12, 14, 16.

Until
Gone
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

Until
Gone
Snipe & Purple Fly Trout & Grayling Fly Selection

Snipe & Purple Fly Trout & Grayling Fly Selection£12.50   £6.00

10 flies
sizes 14,16
Until
Gone
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

Until
Gone
Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe Bloa Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

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

Until
Gone
The Mike Harding North Country Selection 2

The Mike Harding North Country Selection 2£8.75   £5.00

  (2)

7 Hard To Find Traditional North Country Patterns

Until
Gone
Tricolour Dry Fly Selection For Trout & Grayling

Tricolour Dry Fly Selection For Trout & Grayling£13.50   £6.00

9 flies
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.

Until
Gone
Woodcock And Red Brassie Northern Spider

Woodcock And Red Brassie Northern Spider£1.25   £1.00

Available in Fly Size(s)
14

Until
Gone
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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