Here is the fly pattern sheet for Mike Kinney’s Reverse Spider.
And the front view
Daiichi 1270, TMC 200 #4 – 12
Danville 70 denier, black
- Begin thread on hook behind eye, creating short base.
- Select Amherst pheasant feather and preen fibers back to create enough fibers for tail.
- Tie in feather immediately behind eye with 5 to 6 wraps.
- Trim butt and hold fibers firmly.
- Continue wrapping thread to tail tie-in spot.
- Secure fibers in hand with thread to create tail.
- Return thread to position 2 eye lengths behind hook eye.
- Wrap hackle extending over hook eye with touching turns towards tail. Stroke fibers over eye with each turn. Tie off and trim stem.
- Move thread to mid-point of shank.
- Tie in chenille and move thread back to tail.
- Wind chenille forward to hook eye, ensuring it is tight against eye and then backwards with touching turns to tail.
- Tie off chenille and trim.
- Whip finish at tail, trim thread, and add a drop of cement.
Personal tying note:
- Use small chenille for size 10 and 12 flies; medium chenille for larger sizes.