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Foam Spider Tying Instructions

The Foam Spider is one of the most popular surface bugs ever created for catching panfish. It is a "must have" fly for any serious bluegill fly fisherman and works remarkably well for bass and other species.

Materials Needed for the Foam Spider:

DF1 or DF3 Lightning Strike dry fly hook
140 Denier Ultra Thread
Foam Spider body
Round Rubber

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Start the thread at the middle of the hook shank. Tie the spider body onto the hook as shown. Take two strands of round rubber and tie them on top of the spider body at the center of the hook.
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Pull up slightly on the front of the spider body and wrap your thread up the hook shank to just behind the eye. Do not wrap over spider body. Tie down the front of the spider body. This will make the head of your spider. Whip finish. Trim the round rubber to the length you desire. Pull the strands of round rubber apart to form the legs and position them as shown. The fly is now finished.