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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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One of my fishing partners listened to a rado show (Northwest Outdoors) three days ago where the moderator was talking about a magical fly (aren't they all?) that helped his dad catch many more steelhead than anybody else. My friend want me to tie a couple for him, but I don't have a clue regarding this pattern.

I listened to the program, but all I got was that it was tied "backwards."

Can anyone provide a picture or recipe? I've googled several different ways, but to no avail.

Thanks in advance.
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Do a quick Google imagine search for a "reversed spider." Although it isn't known as a steelie fly, I have some buds that do pretty well on it!
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T17, I use Reverse Spiders from time to time for sea run cutthroat. Are your buddies using the "traditional" pattern for steel or is it some sort of adapted pattern? I always joke with my buddy that I'm going to use them for all kinds of fish species....hahaha....

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T-17 beat me to the punch...

Here is a blog that shows a reverse spider being tied.

http://oregonflyfishingblog.com/2010...cutthroat-fly/

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Little like the Tenkara ties...
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Sounds like northwest wild country. It's on the radio and also on TV and the web. You can watch previous episodes online and you may get to see the fly they were talking about. It has a lot of gear fishing content but there is some good fly fishing stuff from time to time. Bill Herzog is or was the main fly guy, fishes a two handler, and is very knowledgable.

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Some of the guys I fish are into the retro fly pattern thing- like myself. They use variants of the pattern. Mostly dubbed bodies with pheasant rump. They call them reverse spiders- I call them reverse Carey Specials lol. However, I have seen them catch a few on the mallard flank version too. In fact, my buddy had one heck of a field day last summer with an original tied on a old Mustad 1197N.

One of the rivers we fish supports a huge run of SRCs (hint) and I have tried to catch just one steelhead on a reversed spider here. I can't seem to keep the cutts off- even using larger hooks (AJ 1.5 and 3). Ah... summer is coming!
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Sounds like northwest wild country. It's on the radio and also on TV and the web. You can watch previous episodes online and you may get to see the fly they were talking about. It has a lot of gear fishing content but there is some good fly fishing stuff from time to time. Bill Herzog is or was the main fly guy, fishes a two handler, and is very knowledgable.
Peteo... I have known Bill for over 35-years starting with bowling in junior leagues.. We lost touch when I joined the Navy, but ran in to one another at work after I retired.. We spend some time chasing salmon on the Sound with gear. I have had the unique opportunity of being on his show in studio about a dozen times over the years chatting salmon. Last spring while doing a call in session, I found out he lives 5 houses down the street! That's when all my troubles started....

If we cannot pinpoint an answer here, I'll ask him if it was his show and what fly they were talking about.
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Thanks a a big bunch, guys. I found the radio episode, but not video nor tv. This'll give me another challenge. I hope I can come up with something "magic" to appease this particular fishing partner.
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I remembered a thread from another forum that featured something kind of similar to what you're describing. Here's a link:

http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/foru...hp?f=7&t=44663
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I've tied mine with both mallard and Lady Amherst, the latter having more movement in my opinion. I have yet to use them for Steelhead though.
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