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White Wickham's Spider

Step by Step's

The White Wickham's Spider

The White Wickhams Spider Fly Tying Materials
The White Wickhams Spider Step 1

Step 1

Catch in some Red Game fibres along the hookshank to form a tail.

The White Wickhams Spider Step 2

Step 2

Catch in a length of Fine Gold wire and a length of gold holographic tinsel. Make sure that the body is level and finish winding with the thread near the gold bead.

The White Wickhams Spider Step 3

Step 3

Wind the tinsel back up to the gold bead, secure with thread and trim waste. Catch in a Red Game Hackle with the barbs around 1.5 times the width of the hook bend.

The White Wickhams Spider Step 4

Step 4

Palmer the hackle down towards the hook bend, stopping where the tinsel ends.

The White Wickhams Spider Step 5

Step 5

Take hold of the cock hackle with your left hand using finger and thumb or hackle pliers and hold the gold wire with your right hand. Keep the hackle taught horizontally and wind the wire back up the hookshank trapping the palmered hackle in as you go, making sure not to trap any of the hackle fibres. (An easy way to prevent this is to move the wire from side to side as you wind). Secure the wire and trim both the wire and the hackle tip that is left at the lower end of the hook. Now catch in a White Hackle with barbs slighly longer than the hackle used for the palmered body hackle, this will create the head hackle.

The White Wickhams Spider Completed Fly

Step 6

Wind the head hackle a few times, each turn in front of the previous, secure the hackle stem, trim the waste, whip finish and varnish the thread just behind the bead. The head hackle fibre density depends on preference, I prefer a fairly bulky head hackle but some prefer them sparse.

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