Peacock and Black - Black Spider

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Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by DUBBN » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:16 pm

I didnt want to hijack the Stewart Black Spider thread.

I keep a few Peacock and Black, & Black Spiders in my fly box. I will not call the Black Spider a Stewart as I dont want to argue the point if it is or is not tied in a manner to call it a Stewart.

Both patterns are always tied in size 18. Any smaller and my standard midge patterns work much better. Any bigger and I have a myriad of patterns that are more efficient. I use both patterns from the top of the water column to the bottom. When trout are keying on midge larva and pupa in size 26 to 18, I always start with one of these patterns. I am not enthralled with the patterns as much as Oliver Edwards, but when the fish want a larger midge, these two patterns shine.

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Other patterns I fish with the P&B and Black Spider.
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by RickA » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:44 pm

I'm liking the 22 and the top B&W in size 24 looks like a great trico pattern.
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by letumgo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:51 pm

How did I miss this post?!

Wayne - These are absolutely KILLER patterns! Beautifully buggy (sincere compliment).

By the way, how is your arm doing? Have you got your cast off yet?
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by DUBBN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:49 am

Ray, cast is off, I am back to work, and got a little fishing in . Thanks for asking.
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by raven4ns » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am

What size of fish do you catch on those tiny hooks? Normally, I use a 6x tippet but I have had Browns break me off so I had to move to a 4x tippet on streams that had large Browns in it. A 4x tippet wouldn't fit in flies that small even if I could tie them on.... :) .
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by DUBBN » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:43 pm

raven4ns wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am
What size of fish do you catch on those tiny hooks? Normally, I use a 6x tippet but I have had Browns break me off so I had to move to a 4x tippet on streams that had large Browns in it. A 4x tippet wouldn't fit in flies that small even if I could tie them on.... :) .
4 or 5 x tippet.
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Re: Peacock and Black - Black Spider

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:24 pm

Wayne, Killer flies, Bud. I always have Peacock and Black and Black spiders with me. I usually don't go much smaller than a 16. Tying some smaller would give me a chance to use up those teeny feathers on those hen necks.
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