P-body Dun Spider

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P-body Dun Spider

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:35 pm

P-body Dun Spider
Hook - Mustad 3906 (short shank wet fly hook/size 12)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Olive Dun)
Hackle - Herbert Miner Hen Neck Hackle (Medium Brown Dun)
Body - Five Strands of Pheasant Tail Fibers (Natural Brown)

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Variation of a Stewarts Spider, with pheasant tail body and palmered dun hackle. Simple construction. Simple fishing fly.
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:24 pm

I like it but I might add a couple of strands of krystal flash as a tail just to make it an upscale Woolly Worm. 8-) ;)
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by letumgo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:30 pm

Thanks for the comment Bill. ;) :D

It is a sort of "plane jane" pattern, but sometimes that's what it takes. I'll add some versions tyed with Krystal flash tail, to cover the bases.
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by Theroe » Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:39 pm

That’s not plain Jane-that’s just plain sexy !!!
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by William Anderson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:39 pm

That is a really lively looking bug. Is that a single feather palmered from eye to bend or is it two separate feathers, body and hackle? Sweet pattern.
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by Dwclapp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:06 pm

That is an incredible looking spider. Trout here would go nuts for it.
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 pm

Lovely wee fly. May have to attempt a few of those to tempt brookies once we get moved.
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by Old Hat » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:38 am

Missed this one Ray,

Well done! A nice pattern that could be fished wet or with a little desiccant and a thinner hook, on the surface.

I like Bill's idea of Krystal flash.

Me, if I were to play with this pattern, I'd replace a pheasant tail fiber of two with another color. Starting with red.

Looks like you have a wonderful pattern with a lot of options. :D
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Re: P-body Dun Spider

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:08 am

Very well done.
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