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    Default Orb Weaver



    Here is my attempt at a size #10 orb weaver ,also know as a banana spider. I used deerhair for the abdomen and mono and thread for everything else.

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    Beautiful creations - thanks for sharing! Cliff

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    Thanks Cliff , But I can't take credit for the one on the right , it's a live spider.

    Fred

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    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?

    Thanks.

    Allan

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    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.

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    Amazing work! Thanks for posting the pic of your spider

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    That is freakishly real looking. Nice job!
    Trout don't speak Latin.

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    Thanks guys , much appreciated.
    Fred

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    That is so cool.

    Have you ever tapped one on the back while it's on a web?

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    Fred,

    Thanks for the response and explanation. Truly Amazing.
    Here's an idea you probably know. Find a spider web and spray it with clear gloss laquer, paint, or even women's hair spray. When it dries, cut the web down. Then you can use it in a frame with your spider.

    Allan

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