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Old 09-12-2009, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: Tying the Black and Peacock Spider

Hi All. After Reading the Posts & getting ready for our Trout Season,I came across the following info.
The Black & Peacock Spider is an Classic Old English Pattern,originated by T C Ivens.
The Original Tying,from Donald T Overfield & John Goddard.
Hook: Down eye 8 to 12 size
Silk: Black
Underbody:Black floss Silk
Body: Three or four strands of Peacock Herl
Hackle: Soft Black Hen.
However John Goddard says wind 2 turns only,whereas Donald Overfield says 3-4 turns Hackle.
I have also fished it with both Fluro Red & Green Tags,successfully,especially when Beetles are around.
Tom Iven's Mehod of Fishing: When the Fish are Head & Tailing very slowly during the evening rise,grease the leader,except for the last 18",so the fly is fished 2 -6 inches below the surface,retrieved very,very slow to prevent a wake which would scare the trout.

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