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:
140 Denier Ultra Thread
Foam Spider body
|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.|
|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.|