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

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14, 16, 18

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Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

Barbless March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.50

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Available in Fly Size(s)
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Barbless Moorland Spider

Barbless Moorland Spider£1.30

Fly Size 14, 16

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Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Partridge And Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50

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14, 16, 18

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Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Barbless Snipe And Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.50

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14, 16, 18

Black & Peacock Spider

Black & Peacock Spider£0.90

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

Black Spider

Black Spider£0.90

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10, 12, 14

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Blank Buster 92 Fly Collection In A Clearview Box

Blank Buster 92 Fly Collection In A Clearview Box£125.00

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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

Bracken Clock Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
14

Caddis Spider Green

Caddis Spider Green£0.90

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12, 14, 16.

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Gold Bead Endrick Spider Heritage Range

Gold Bead Endrick Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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14, 16

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Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range

Green Owl Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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Greenwells Spider

Greenwells Spider£0.75

Fly Size 12, 14

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly

Greenwells Spider Northern Country Trout Fly£1.25

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12, 14, 16.

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Grouse & Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range

Grouse & Yellow Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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

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Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly

Hares Lug & Plover Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

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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.

March Brown Fly Selection

March Brown Fly Selection£9.00

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sizes 14,16
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March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly

March Brown Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14

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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

Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange£0.75

Fly Size 12, 14

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Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range

Partridge & Orange Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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14, 16, 18

Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

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

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12, 14, 16

Partridge & Yellow Spider

Partridge & Yellow Spider£0.90

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12, 14, 16

Pheasant Tail Spider

Pheasant Tail Spider£0.90

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

Red Spider

Red Spider£0.75

Fly Size 12

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Green£1.10

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

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Hot Orange£1.10

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

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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Lumi£1.10

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

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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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Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet

Sandys Blank Buster Spider Scarlet£1.10

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12, 14 & 16.

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Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Mega Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Mega Selection£33.00

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Sizes 12, 14, 16.

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Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection

Sandys Blank Buster Spiders Selection£16.50

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

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Smoke Fly Northern Spider Heritage Range

Smoke Fly Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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14, 16, 18

Snipe & Purple

Snipe & Purple£0.75

Fly Size 12, 14, 16

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Snipe & Purple Fly Selection

Snipe & Purple Fly Selection£12.50

10 flies
sizes 14,16
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Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range

Snipe & Purple Northern Spider Heritage Range£1.25

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

  
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