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Old 01-25-2010, 08:15 AM
arkle arkle is offline
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Default Re: Tying the Black and Peacock Spider

This fly was, for me & many others responsible for my first fly caught fish.

Over the years it's been "adjusted" to suit different needs of anglers everywhere.

My usual tying is has a mirage tinsel butt, to imitate an air bubble. The body is tied with black dyed peacock herl & counter-ribbed with fine green wire. I use a natural black hen hackle & sometimes palmer it 1/2 way down the body. If I can get them, black anodized hooks add to the "bankside" appeal. Some lead under the body can make a lot of difference as well.
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