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FredHJune 10th, 2011, 8:37 pm
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
I went to the pond with my net, intent on catching an amber wing as a reference for my next project.I missed a beautiful specimen just above the water and caught a large fishing spider instead.He was so neat and cool looking I decided to try to tie him instead.
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Jmd123June 10th, 2011, 9:35 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2398
I've actually had real ones jump off of logs to look at my dry flies! They are really impressive, I've seen them with 3" legspans here in northern lower MI. Don't make 'em too big, Fred, or they'll scare the fish! Looks fabulous as usual. Next you'll have to imitate a female carrying an eggsac!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
FredHJune 10th, 2011, 10:22 pm
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
Thanks Jonathon. These are really cool spiders.I thought about keeping my live specimen as a pet, but the wife was'nt having it. I guess I should'nt have snagged this fly on her sweater. lol
Fred
http://www.realisticflytying.net
Jmd123June 11th, 2011, 12:44 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2398
Hmmm, you could keep it in a little aquarium with a log sticking out of the water, and feed it swatted flies...Hey, people keep tarantulas! In fact, while in the Peace Corps in Chile, I believe I saw in the wild one of the species folks keep as pets, the Chilean rose-haired tarantula. I also saw a somewhat smaller black and red one, which moved surpisingly fast when I poked it in the rear end with my foot! Don't let that slow-motion crawl fool ya...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Shawnny3June 11th, 2011, 9:14 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Looks great! I developed a simple orb weaver pattern a few years ago that has done pretty well at times in the right stream. What fish can resist all those legs!

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
FredHJune 12th, 2011, 8:31 am
Lake Charles , Louisiana

Posts: 108
Thanks Shawn . I'd love to see your orb weaver pattern . I'm thinking when we fish a small popper with rubber legs that the fish take it for a spider .
Fred
http://www.realisticflytying.net

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