This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Mike Kinney’s Reverse Spider.
I was asked recently if I would tie the Reverse Spider for a client and thought it would make a great TBT fly. So today I sat down and tied one.
I believe the fly pattern he provided was from Les Johnson’s Sea Run: Complete Guide to Fishing Sea-Run Cutthroat Trout (1979).
Here is a front view of a size 12 fly.
Kinney originally tied the fly for sea-run cutthroat trout on the Stillaguamish River.
The technique used to tie the fly allows it to “breathe” as it is fished in the current.
The Reverse Spider is a style of fly and can be tied in different color bodies as well as using Mallard, Wood Duck, Teal, and Gadwall for the hackle.
Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!