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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The Mike Harding North Country Selection 2

The Mike Harding North Country Selection 2£8.75

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7 Hard To Find Traditional North Country Patterns

Traditional Northern Spiders Collection

Traditional Northern Spiders Collection£17.10

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Tricolour Dry Fly Selection For Trout & Grayling

Tricolour Dry Fly Selection For Trout & Grayling£13.50

9 flies
Tungsten Endrick Spider Selection

Tungsten Endrick Spider Selection£18.00

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Complete selection of 12 tungsten endrick spiders sizes 12 to 18

Waterhen Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly

Waterhen Bloa Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

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

Wickhams Spider

Wickhams Spider£0.90

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Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14.

Woodcock And Red Brassie Northern Spider

Woodcock And Red Brassie Northern Spider£1.25

Available in Fly Size(s)
14

Woodcock And Red Northern Spider Trout Fly

Woodcock And Red Northern Spider Trout Fly£1.25

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

    
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