Variations on A Theme
Tied by: Bill Trublubug Southeastern PA, US
Bill Trublubug

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Couple of spiders using the Kreinik blending filament. Been using this solely for midges as its a very fine filament but I think I like how these came out.

Thanks again for that under hackle idea Grahame.

Henrik Andersson
1 year ago

Like them alot! @trublubug

Kevin sweet
1 year ago

You're missing a few colors Bill!

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Working on it Kevin. Any suggestions? I'm liking the olives I tied this afternoon. LOL

Grahame Adams
1 year ago

Spot on Bill that hackle is going to give great movement in the water.

Bill Trublubug
1 year ago

Thanks Grahame. I think these are going to be favored by my trout. I like trying new patterns but have often found that the older spider patterns out fish the “new kids on the block”. I’ve been stocking a box with spiders tied with under hackle and am really looking forward to testing them against the older ones. I’ll be looking for the hatch of late season olives which are common here. While those in my waters are usually brownish as nymphs, as they prepare to hatch, they turn a number of shades of olive. Since the whole family struggles to escape the nymphal stage and emergence can take quite some time, I think the spider style in shades of olive and sizes 20-14 should be deadly here. That “under hackle” might just give the impression of a moving, struggling insect better than spiders tied without this refinement.

Kevin sweet
1 year ago

Maybe a darker body/hackle with a red or bright head.... if I had any time to dig up my fly tying materials I'd tie some myself.... looking good though.

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