Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Kathy's Golden Spider

Originator: Derrell Nantze

Version by: Derrell Nantze

Species: Trout, bream

Remarks by Derrell Nantze:

This is a knockoff of the Brown Spider nymph, just faster and easier to tie. I use 100% Rayon knitting yarn for the body, but floss could be substituted - it's just harder to work with. The yarn undergoes a translucsent color change when wet.


Hook: #14, 12 or 10 Standard nymph hook
Thread: #8/0 dark brown uni-thread
Body: Gold #4 knitting yarn 100%Rayon (I like Mira by UTK)
Wing: Guinea
Tail: Wood duck flank
Rib: fine copper wire


Start thread and wrap lead weight
Attach tail (body length),rib and yarn at rear of hook
Wrap and tie off body, leaving 1 eyelet gap for head
Wrap and tie off rib
Attach Guinea wing
Build head and whip finish