The design for flyhooks.org have been the same since the initial release almost 4 years ago. The design worked, but I’ve had a desire to change it for a while now, so with a couple of days available I sat down and cleaned up the design, added some better visual indicators and made it much better for mobile usage.
I have tried to keep it as minimalistic as possible, with focus on the hooks and information relating to the hooks. If you see any issues with the new design: please contact me here with a comment!
With the new design I also added over 100 new pictures and size information on hooks from Hanak.
The body of this fly could be done either with copper thread or flat copper. The green wool could also be substituted with seals-fur for a little bit of extra shine and volume to the body.
The pattern lists both badger and JC body feather for hackle, here I chose the latter to make good use of the JC cape. It is also softer than the badger I have available, so for me this was the better chose for a spider
The combination silver/black/red is never wrong, and not so here either. Tied on a Mustad 71300 #10 with berlin wool as dubbing in the thorax. A pattern that can be changed with longer hackle or more black dubbing, depending on the river and conditions you are fishing in.
Tail: Short tuft nylon floss
Body: First 1/3-1/2 flat silver tinsel, rest black wool