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- Created: 16 November 2013
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- Created: 10 March 2014
On Wed. March 12, at 7pm, the CT Fly Fisherman's Assoc. will present a fly fishing program on Spiders and Soft Hackles - The History, Flies, and Techniques by John Shaner of Hardy & Greys.
There is no more traditional fly angling method than fishing Spiders (Soft Hackles). Unfortunately, over the years these simple and deadly flies have suffered from neglect and a great deal of misinformation. Today they are often overdressed and improperly fished. But when tied and used correctly, the Spider is an adaptable and elegant fly-style that’s also highly productive. Best of all, the basic techniques of both tying and fishing Spiders are easy to learn and very rewarding. This presentation will explore the origin of the Spider (as well as some allied fly styles), discuss its relevance to today’s fishing, touch upon materials and basic tying techniques, and show how everything comes together on the river.
Our meetings are free and open to the public at Veterans Memorial Clubhouse, 100 Sunset Ridge, East Hartford, CT 06118.