Spiders (or Soft Hackle flies) are one of the most popular flies in rivers today, and for good reason. They are very easy to fish and a really effective method at the beginning of the trout season!
Usually fished in a team of either 2 or 3, and sometimes even 4. They are a great searching technique, especially in the early season when the rivers can be higher than normal and there are no obvious hatches.
We have put together a great selection of North Country Spiders and teamed them up with one of the most luxurious fly boxes on the market.
Luxury Wooden Fly Box (Pommele Sapele)
These Luxury Oiled Pommele Sapele Fly Boxes are made in Wales by Jeff Jones (www.woodenflyboxes.co.uk), and have solid hardwood sides and a veneer of Pommele Sapele top and bottom, having a distinctive and unique curl. The quality of workmanship is outstanding and the boxes are finished with several coats of Danish Oil giving a fantastic feel and appearance and long lasting protection against the elements.
The boxes are fitted with strong neodymium permanent magnets used as the box closures, which gives a smooth snag free surface and beautifully sculpted finger holds enable simple opening and closing of the boxes. A unique feature on these fly boxes is the chamfered profile of the interior edges, which not only looks great, but makes it easier to insert and remove flies which are near to the edges of the box. This feature can be seen in detail on the "Catch & Interior" image above.
These fly boxes normally retail at around the £30 mark, but we have teamed up with Jeff to showcase both his craftsmanship and our flies and present the North Country Spider Luxury Selection, all for the price of £40. These make great gifts, so why not make someone’s day and present them with a North Country Spider Luxury Selection on the opening day of the trout season.
North Country Spiders are some of the most productive flies fished in rivers today. Especially popular at the start of the Brown Trout season (March/April here in the UK). They are a fantastic way to search a river, often fished in a team of two or three.
Here at Barbless Flies, we have put together the most popular North Country Spider for those early season fishing trips:
Moorgame & Orange
The Moorgame and Orange spider is a well known early season favourite. Tied with a grouse hackle and orange silk body. Our selection contains 2 each of sizes 14 & 18.
The March Brown spider is another early season favourite, especially favoured in the North of England and Scotland. Tied with a partridge hackle and hare dubbed orange silk body. Our selection contains 2 each of sizes 14 & 18.
The Spring Black spider is another early season favourite. This fly is used as a general imitation of most small insects found in the river. Tied with a grouse hackle and purple silk body. Our selection contains 2 each of sizes 14 & 18.
The Winter Brown spider is another early season favourite. This fly is used as another general imitation of small insects found in the river. Tied with a sparse woodcock hackle and red silk body. Our selection contains 2 each of sizes 14 & 18.
To purchase our Luxury North Country Spider selection, just click on the "Add to cart" button at the top of this page. As normal, all of our fly selections are delivered FREE of charge to anywhere in the world.