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Knudson's Spider

Name Knudson's Spider
Category Sea-Run Cutthroat
Hook Mustad 34011, or equivalent long-shank hook, Size 6
Thread Black, Danville 6/0
Tail Mallard Flank Fibers
Body Black Chenille
Rib Flat Silver Tinsel, Optional
Collar Mallard Flank Tied Long

The pattern for this fly, came from the fine book by Les Johnson Fly-Fishing Coastal Cutthroat, Flies, Techniques, Conservation. He writes, that the fly was originally  called the Wet Spider in the 1930's. It has since become a favorite of all Sea-Run Cutthroat fly fisherman and can also be tied with yellow chenille. See Les Johnson's book for more information about this fly.

 

 

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