About the Black & Peacock Spider Trout Fly
Spiders are amongst the oldest of all trout flies, reputedly dating back to the time of Issac Walton and still very much a trout killer today.
It is deadly just few inches below the surface and carries on working at all levels down.
It is often speculated that it is an imitation of snails or beetles or caddis flies or small stone flies but not real spiders. Whatever any particular trout sees it as they all see it as potential food.
No fly box should ever arrive at a still water be it pond, lake or reservoir without one.
This variant of the traditional spider was created by Tom Ivens for use in still waters.
Creator of this trout fly: Tom Ivens
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Still Water fish
- Hook : 8-14.
- Tying Silk : Black.
- Body : Bronze peacock herl.
- Hackle : Two turns of black hen, longish hackle fibres.
- Head : Whip finish, trim and clear varnish.
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