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

Caledonia
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Black & Peacock Spider Hackled Wet #12

Black & Peacock Spider Hackled Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
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Black & Peacock Spider Hackled Wet #14

Black & Peacock Spider Hackled Wet #14£1.30

Caledonia
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Black and Peacock Spider Tungsten Bead #12

Black and Peacock Spider Tungsten Bead #12£1.60

Caledonia
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Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #14

Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #14£1.60

Caledonia
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Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #16

Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #16£1.60

Caledonia
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Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #18

Black Spider Hackled Dry Barbless #18£1.60

Black Spider Wet

Black Spider Wet£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Caledonia
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Black Spider Wet Barbless #14

Black Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Caledonia
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Black Spider Wet Barbless #16

Black Spider Wet Barbless #16£1.40

Caddis Spider Green

Caddis Spider Green£0.90

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

Caledonia
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Fluo Midge Spider Hackled Wet #12

Fluo Midge Spider Hackled Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
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Gold & Black Spider Wet Barbless #14

Gold & Black Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

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

Caledonia
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Greenwells Spider Hackled Wet #12

Greenwells Spider Hackled Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
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Greenwells Spider Hackled Wet #14

Greenwells Spider Hackled Wet #14£1.30

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly

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

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

Hot-Spot Spider Red

Hot-Spot Spider Red£0.90

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

Caledonia
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Iron Blue Spider Hackled Wet Barbless #14

Iron Blue Spider Hackled Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Caledonia
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Kill Devil Spider Hackled Wet #12

Kill Devil Spider Hackled Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
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Midge Spider Hackled Wet #12

Midge Spider Hackled Wet #12£1.30

Caledonia
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Mirage Spider Wet Barbless #14

Mirage Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly

Olive Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16

Caledonia
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Parson's Fancy Spider Wet Barbless #14

Parson's Fancy Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Caledonia
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Partridge & Copper Spider Barbless #16

Partridge & Copper Spider Barbless #16£1.40

Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25   £1.00

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

Caledonia
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Partridge & Orange Spider Wet Barbless #14

Partridge & Orange Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Caledonia
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Partridge & Orange Spider Wet Barbless #16

Partridge & Orange Spider Wet Barbless #16£1.40

Caledonia
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Partridge & Yellow Spider Barbless #14

Partridge & Yellow Spider Barbless #14£1.40

Caledonia
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Pearl Spot Spider Wet Barbless #16

Pearl Spot Spider Wet Barbless #16£1.40

Pheasant Tail Spider

Pheasant Tail Spider£0.90

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

Pheasant Tail Spider

Pheasant Tail Spider£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12, 14

Red Spider

Red Spider£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Caledonia
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Red Spot Spider Wet Barbless #14

Red Spot Spider Wet Barbless #14£1.40

Red Tag

Red Tag£0.75   £0.70

Fly Size 12

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green£1.10

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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

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

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