Yesterday I finished my 26 flies for the most recent IBF swap. The order was for 'North Country Spiders'. These simple flies are excellent fish takers: be it on rivers, streams, stillwaters or reservoirs. They can be fished in many different ways. Perhaps my favourite method is with a greased leader in the first couple of inches of water - here you see a satisfying bulge as a fish takes the fly - more satisfying than a rise to a dry fly?
I put a SBS together on the UKFD here: