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Tying the Black and Peacock Spider


Black and Peacock Spider Fly Tying Materials List

 

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Step 1

STEP 1 : Catch in a piece of gold wire along the hookshank, stop the thread wraps just before a position opposite the barb.

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Step 2

STEP 2 : Catch in two peacock herls , tied in tip first and return the thread back up the hook shank and leave near the eye.

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Step 3

STEP 3 : Wind the peacock herls up the hook shank to the eye being careful not to overlap them and tie off with thread.

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Step 4

STEP 4 : Wind the wire up the hook shank to create a rib. Secure with thread. Now trim the waste wire by rocking it back and forth, this should cause the wire to snap at the tie in point.

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Step 5

STEP 5 : Catch in a hen hackle. I prefer to use a hackle that has barbs around 1.5 to 2 times the width of the hook bend.

Tying the Black and Peacock Spider Final Step

STEP 6 : Wind the hen hackle once or twice depending on how sparce you want the hackle to be. Tie off with thread, whip finish and varnish the head.
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