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Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:50 PM
As a kid I had one of these tied by my Great Grandfather but i think it was from the backyard chicken coop. It was about 1 1/2 " in dia. if I remember correctly but it has disappeared somewhere in the past.
Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:27 PM
Odd that you post that fly today.
Last night I was going through the e-book links posted by flytire and noahguide and came across that pattern, though without the feather, only deer hair.
In the recipes I read, It is indeed spun deer hair, two clumps opposing each other. I have heard of Hewitt's Neversink Skater, and tied a few up this past Spring, but they have never made it off my desk. The use of only deer intrigued me. I will try to find the references again.
Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:49 PM
I found it quicker than I expected. It was in Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson
He calls it a Deer Hair Spider, and suggests tying it with a tail of elk hair. He goes on to mention Hewitts Skater Spider the Troth Hair Spider.
Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM
I really like the guinea on the front of the OPs version; kind of a Jingler.
Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:08 AM
A bit of investigation has shown that the fly from my Great Grandfather was a Neversink skater tied completely with hackle not with deer hair. Different fly same concept.