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Greenwell Spider Fly

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About the Greenwell Spider Trout Fly

The Greenwell Spider is ideal for when the olives or iron blue are hatching. Olives hatch right through the season and are a regular source of food.

A simple and uncomplicated wet fly which is used to fish the upper inches of the water.

It's a fly that catches fish!

Expert Tip:

Excellent grayling pattern, a real favourite for the Lady of the Stream!

This spider was adapted from the most famous of all British flies, the "Greenwell's Glory".

Creator of this trout fly: Canon Greenwell & James Wright

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 14.
  • Thread : Yellow.
  • Body : Waxed yellow tying thread.
  • Rib : Gold wire.
  • Hackle : Coch-y-bondhu or furnace hen hackle.

The cock-y-bondhu hackle used is longer than that used on a Greenwell's Glory.

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