Beautiful creations - thanks for sharing! Cliff
Thanks Cliff , But I can't take credit for the one on the right , it's a live spider.
Wow! How much time did it take you to tye that fly, from start to finish including the preparation of materials? Also, do you fish with your tyed replicas?
Sure I fish with them , and so do my friends. Though I have seen alot of them end up in shadow boxes and the like. This fly took a little over an hour to tie . But it was the first and I had to figure a few things out. The legs took the longest . I made them in pairs which did speed the process some. Each leg is made up of 6 pieces of 6 lb mono . The 6 pieces are clamped in the vise with equal ammounts out each side of the jaws. The first segment is wrapped , then 2 of the 6 pieces are cut off. the next segment is wrapped with thread and then another 2 pieces are cut off...etc. This gives the legs their taper. The abdomen is tied with deer hair and wrapped with thread and tied on a oiece of mono as an extended body and tied on before the legs.
Amazing work! Thanks for posting the pic of your spider