Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by wsbailey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:58 pm

In his book “Catskill Flytier”; Harry Darbee recommends American woodcock for a landrail substitute.

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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by daringduffer » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:04 pm

European Jay might be an alternative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_jay

Several photos in this link: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffcm&q=Garrul ... &ia=images

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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:27 pm

Jay is the way!!!
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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by wsbailey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:17 pm

One thing to keep in mind is that some suppliers will assume you want the blue feathers and won’t even notice that all the red feathers have been harvested.
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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by gingerdun » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:16 pm

Thanks, guys, for this string of really interesting and useful comments. I should go back and look at the original scan of the flies, and see if I inadvertently lightened the colors.
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Re: Stewart's Red Spider tied by Leisenring

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:34 pm

To Lance and Everyone,
What a great thread to read and enjoy! It is quite interesting to see Big Jim's version of this venerable pattern! It is a bit different in structure than I am used to tying! Thank you Lance for bringing these images to us so we have reference points to study and enjoy!
Bill, the landrail wings are quite beautiful with their medium reddish brown hue! It seems quite appropriate for a "red" spider! You have a real gem (or two?)!
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