Yorkshire Spider (John Shaner's Collection)

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Re: Yorkshire Spider (John Shaner's Collection)

Post by jcwillow777 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:12 pm

letumgo wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:12 am And here is another pair of original Yorkshire spiders.

John - What can you tell us about these two spiders? What is the red strand hanging off the top fly? Is this silk floss, that has been broken due to fishing? Did this pattern have a red silk head (sort of like a colorful hotspot)? Are the two fly patterns the same?

I like how you can see how the silk gut is tyed onto the hook shank.
In the limited reading I've done in the past 3 years, I thought the gut was tied to the bottom of the shank. Clearly it is tied into the top of the shank on these two flies. It could be I am wrong, not the first time. Was there an advantage to tying them into the top of the shank over tying them into the bottom? Just curious.

Also, I noticed the hackle definitely looks cut, and not very sparse.
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Re: Yorkshire Spider (John Shaner's Collection)

Post by Theroe » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:57 am

Trimmed Hackle was the order of the day - Vince Marinero was a proponent of that trimming technique as well.

Yes I love those flies especially the snecky hook. :roll:

Soft and wet - the only way....
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