Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

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Our Part Number:  EF-6470-12
Bar Code:  886741019347
Brand:  The Essential Fly


Partridge & Orange - Wet & Nymphs

Partridge & Orange

The Partridge & Orange is one of the classic English North Country spider style flies used all over the world in fly fishing. The Partridge & Orange is an effective imitation of early stoneflies (Plecoptera)

Trout Wet Fly - Partridge & Orange

wet flies like Partridge & Orange are are range of flies that imitate larva, pupa, drowned adults and Lures

The trout finds most of its food beneath the surface of the water, sometimes by grubbing around the weed-beds, at other times by rising in water to take nymphs and pupae on their way to the surface

The wet flies which include Partridge & Orange fall into various categories: larval and pupal forms of various aquatic insects; drowned adults or even swamped stillborn flies; and drowned terrestrials such as beetles. Many do not represent anything in nature, but are classed as attractor flies or lures, designed to tempt the fish to take out of curiosity. A number of the silver-bodied flies can emulate small fry or minnows. Most of the dry flies have a wet-fly equivalents. The use of heavier hooks, softer hen hackles instead of cock, and in the case of winged flies a backward-sloping wing, changes the dry fly into a wet one which sinks below the sufrace of the water. Cock hackles are used for these patterns but they are taken from the very young bird where the individual fibres are very soft.

There are two main areas of wet-fly fishing. Firstly, there are the wild rain-fed rivers and streams where it is difficult to see a fish rise let alone see a minute dry fly on the surface. On such waters, wet flies are used almost exclusively upstream and down, as necessity or terrain dictates. The second main area of wet-fly fishing is on atill waters like lakes, lochs and reservoirs, where the angler uses a team of wet flies just below the surface.

On wild streams while searching for the natural Brownie, soft-hackled wet flies like the Partridge and Orange, the Snipe and Purple, the Black Spider, a wet Coch-y-Bonddu, and many others are used.

'When do you fish a wet fly, and when a dry?'

Always fish a dry-fly pattern when you see a trout rising during a hatch of natural insects. However, when the trout refuses to rise to a dry fly, fishing just below the surface with a wet fly can often work. When no activity is obvious, it is a case for the wet fly, pure and simple.

The soft, game-bird hackles of many wet flies have the necessary mobility in the water. They pulsate and 'kick' in the current, attracting the fish by their very movement. They look alive and edible; the two key properties for a successful fly.

Wet Fly Partridge & Orange fishing techniques

a technique that has stood the test of time, where the fly (e.g. the Partridge & Orange) is fished sub-surface and is retrieved slowly using a 'Figure-of-Eight' manipulation of the line in the hand. A floating or intermediate line can be used to retrieve the Partridge & Orange

Partridge & Orange - Fly Tying Dressing

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Partridge & Orange. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Partridge & Orange at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Partridge & Orange yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Partridge & Orange as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

12 to 16

Silk Thread



Orange silk


Brown partridge


Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011) was last modified on 06/04/2021 12:06


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Customer Reviews for Partridge & Orange Spider (SEE MH-5011)

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Perfect as always
Tuesday, 19 March 2013  | 

Fastest turnaround of any fishing site I use..and always high quality.

An Excellent Pattern
Monday, 16 May 2011  | 

I am a convert to fishing spider flies on both rivers and still waters and the Essential Fly (#14 & #16) pattern is well tied yet delicate in style (i.e. not over dressed) and fishes superbly. I am well pleased.

Friday, 1 April 2011  | 

Not criticism, but when I tie spiders I like to use a slightly heavier hook to get it sub surface quicker. Still very happy with the flies and will order more

Thursday, 21 January 2010  | 

very good

Fat Spiders...
Monday, 18 August 2008  | 

Purchased various spiders, all pretty good, a little disappointed with the Partridge an Orange though, fat body and too over dressed with the Partridge hackle for my liking however other spiders were tip top. Great service, fast delivery - even included a free gift - didn't really think the gift was necessary bearing in mind the super fast delivery - nice touch nonetheless.

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