Greenwell Spiders

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

DUBBN
Posts: 1598
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:41 pm

Greenwell Spiders

Post by DUBBN » Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:06 pm

These are size 18 Greenwell Spiders. The last 4B hen cape I have is a Greenwell. I don't t use it often. I thought it would be fun to tie some smaller flies with it.

Image
User avatar
Ron Eagle Elk
Posts: 2710
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:33 am
Location: Carmel, Maine

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:26 pm

Nicely done, especially at size 18.
"A man may smile and bid you hale yet curse you to the devil, but when a good dog wags his tail he is always on the level"
DUBBN
Posts: 1598
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:41 pm

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by DUBBN » Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:04 pm

Thank you, Ron!!!!
User avatar
jcwillow777
Posts: 272
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:58 am
Location: Waterford, Michigan

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by jcwillow777 » Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:26 pm

Nicely done! 🤗 That is one of my go to flies. I fish it year round.
Greg
DUBBN
Posts: 1598
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:41 pm

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by DUBBN » Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:31 pm

jcwillow777 wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:26 pm Nicely done! 🤗 That is one of my go to flies. I fish it year round.
I saw two recipes for the thread. One was for Green like I used. The other recipe called for Primrose.

Which do you use?
User avatar
jcwillow777
Posts: 272
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:58 am
Location: Waterford, Michigan

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by jcwillow777 » Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:46 pm

[/quote]
I saw two recipes for the thread. One was for Green like I used. The other recipe called for Primrose.

Which do you use?
[/quote]

I use waxed yellow Ephemera silk. I got my recipe from John Shaner. I'm sure he uses Pearsall, I don't have any. By the time I got into it Pesrsall was long gone. I used to tie it in 14, 16, and 18. Now I only tie it in 14.
Greg
User avatar
Ron Eagle Elk
Posts: 2710
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:33 am
Location: Carmel, Maine

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:00 pm

I favor primrose Pearsall's Gossamer. Sometimes I wax it with dark cobbler's wax, sometimes I don't. Effective fly either way. I usually tie it on a size 14 1XS hook like a Daiichi 1640.
"A man may smile and bid you hale yet curse you to the devil, but when a good dog wags his tail he is always on the level"
User avatar
Roadkill
Posts: 2458
Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:09 am
Location: Oregon

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by Roadkill » Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:31 pm

8-) Great little pattern!!
Fishnkilts
Posts: 692
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by Fishnkilts » Tue Jan 30, 2024 3:37 pm

Oh man! The fish will love those no doubt. The color is very attractive in the waters I fish here on the Front Range.
FlyFisherMann1955
Posts: 414
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Location: Midwest City, OK

Re: Greenwell Spiders

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:32 pm

Wayne,

A fish magnet! Did you use a WFC hook?

Thanks- Ken
Post Reply