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North Fork Spider
North Fork Spider
Published by gary w
04-16-2013
Default North Fork Spider

North Fork Spider Click the image to open in full size. 
Type of pattern Dry Fly
Originator of pattern if known unknown
Tied and Submitted by Gary Wiant
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern beginner
Materials listed in order of tie in: 2 Badger Hackle feathers
Hook This is a 12, I have tied it in sizes from 8 - 16
Bead none
Thread Red - not sure of the size all that is on the spool is Raymond C. Rumph & Son Waxed Thread
Tail none
Rib none
Dubbed Body none
Wing 2 pieces of Badger Hackle, tied in together and wound together.
Throat none
Head red thread
Special tying notes The red thread makes a big difference on this fly, I have tied this in several colors but red seems to be the best.
Target species trout
Fishing notes enjoy this little trout poacher
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By gary w on 04-17-2013, 06:36 AM
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Can anyone tell me why the photo isn't showing up larger in the post?
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By stenacron on 04-17-2013, 01:55 PM
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Yeah, same problem with the picture.

I was a little surprised to click in and see a dry fly, as there are a whole series of soft-hackled wet flies known as North "Country" Spiders.
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By gary w on 04-17-2013, 04:37 PM
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North Fork is a part of Redbank Creek in Clarion County, Pa this part of the stream is fly fishing only and usually has lots of trout mostly browns. This fly is my go to dry fly when nothing else is working.

Give it a try and let me know what you think
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By dabluz on 05-17-2013, 11:40 AM
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Before tying the hackles to the fly, I make a thin body of fur. I do this for 2 reasons.
The first reason is to aid in flotation. I soak the fly in silicone and let it dry at home before going fishing. I soak and dry at least 2 times. I then add some light silicone grease to the body when on the water. The fly is unsinkable even after catching fish.

The second reason is that the fur forces the palmered hackle to stick out from the body.
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