North Country Wets

by Ben Spinks as i’ve been recently researching and learning about and tying a lot of flies inspired by the North Country Wets or Spiders style and getting quite a few comments and questions by pm in the process, i thought i’d share this inspiring article that has a lot to say about these minimalistic […]

10 foot Spiders

in the UK the ‘traditional’ way to fish Spiders/North Country Wets/soft hackles is upstream or across stream and that’s how i like to fish them best. it doesn’t have anything to do with the tradition aspect because i couldn’t care less about tradition but because this manner presents the fly(s) in a dead drift/natural way […]

How to Fish Emergers for Trout

the title says it all. filled with very excellent tips, this great fishing technique tutorial by Peter Charles warants no more additional comments on my part apart from the suggestion that this is an absolutely fantastic and very fun manner to fish traditional North Country Wets or Spiders or their contemprary counterparts and variants. continuing that […]

” ‘Tis the devil’s work my son, and do not let me catch you about it.”

T E Pritt on fishing North Country Wets down and across. let’s just say (or i’ll just assume :mrgreen:) Pritt’d think the same of Bulgarian, Polish, Czech, Belgian, Vatican, Belaru, Macedonian, Welsh, French, Lithuanian, Monegasque, Montenegran, Spanish, San Morenian, Maltese or any other form of this high-sticking, flipp-flopping, wrist twirling unmanly silly-madness commonly referred to […]

Pearsall’s problems ?

not all bobbins are created equal and that can be a little annoying when we want to use ‘out of the norm’ materials such as sexy Pearsall’s silks for tying say, traditional North Country Spiders or nylon or other cool looking threads found at a sewing shop. here’s a few examples of different bobbin sizes […]

Stewart’s Black Spider

by Niklas Dahlin we’d already seen a bit of the history of the North Country Spider patterns, including a video of Davie McPhail tying Stewart’s Black Spider and today i thought i’d share a step-by-step tied in Stewart’s manner by one of the best in traditional flies, my great friend Niklas Dahlin from Sweden. this […]

the Reverse Hackling technique

by Hans Weilenmann i originally learned this technique of hackling flies from several Oliver Edwards fly tying video where he uses it mostly for North Country Spiders but Han’s brilliant demonstration here shows us the finer points to consider when doing this, whether it be for dries or hackled wets. there are several aspects that […]