Yellow Greenwell Spider

Hedgehogs, they are simply fantastic flies and I’ve waxed lyrical about the deadly attraction these flies have on our trout many times.

This time I simply wanted to show off another little twist in a colour combination I love so much; the Olive Hog and this time using Picric Dyed Roe Deer Hair along with Medium Olive Microglint thread.

Legs on Hogs are optional, and I tie both; with and without only this time I’ve added them in and in keeping with the Picric Dyed deer hair I’ve also went for Picric Dyed pre-knotted pheasant tail legs as it compliments this colour combination perfectly.

Materials

Hook: Partridge G3A/L Wet Fly Supreme #10 to #14 (#12 in the tutorial)
Tag: Semperfli chartreuse florescent 8/0 waxed thread
Thread: Semperfli medium olive Microglint
Tail: Tying thread trimmed square and well picked out. (Tail is another optional extra, and I sometimes tie it in, other times leave it out depending if I want a little added sparkle or not)
Wing: Semperfli picric dyed roe deer hair tied in three sections along the hook)
Legs: Semperfli picric dyed pre-knotted pheasant tail. (Approx 3 either side)
Head: Semperfli Peacock Ice Dubbing. (Brush out well back over the fly)

 

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Step by step

Step one fly tie sea trout

Step 1

Place hook in vice and attach thread close to hook eye.

2. Step 2 Run thread down to start of hook bend with touching turns and keeping thread as flat as possible

Step 2

Run thread down to start of hook bend with touching turns and keeping thread as flat as possible

3. Step 3 Run thread back up to rear of eye again keeping as flat as possible

Step 3

Run thread back up to rear of eye, again keeping as flat as possible

4. Step 4 Complete body by returning thread to start of hook bend keeping thread as flat as possible

Step 4

Complete body by returning thread to start of hook bend keeping thread as flat as possible.

Step one fly tie sea trout

Step 5

Twist thread tight and rib body with tying thread.

6. Step 6 Take a pinch of Olive Glister and form dubbing rope

Step 6

Take a pinch of Olive Glister and form dubbing rope.

7. Step 7 Form thorax with dubbing directly behind hook eye

Step 7

Form thorax with dubbing directly behind hook eye

8. Step 8 Select Hen Greenwell feather length of fibres slightly longer than hook gape and tie in directly behind eye

Step 8

Select Hen Greenwell feather ( length of fibres slightly longer than hook gape) and tie in directly behind eye.

Step one fly tie sea trout

Step 9

Take three turns of hackle brushing back each turn and tie off.

10. Step 10. Form head and whip finish

Step 10

Form head and whip finish.

11. Step 11. Varnish head tying tip remove excess varnish from hook eye with waste hackle by drawing stem through eye

Step 11

Varnish head; tying tip remove excess varnish from hook eye with waste hackle by drawing stem through eye.

Yellow Greenwell Spider

Instructional photos supplied Allan Liddle

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Allan Liddle

Based in Moray in Scotland's North East, Allan has specialises with the wild trout from the rivers and burns, lochs and lochans throughout Mainland Scotland and the Isles. A strong passion for fishing simple dries he feels there's nothing better than to see the fish take off the top, but isn't slow to fish a range of different styles when mood or conditions dictate. Although trout is his first love Allan occasionally chases the Salmon, Grayling stocked fish and even dabbles in salt water when the chance arises.