Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Tying the Grouse and Orange


Whilst at the tying bench tonight I thought I would make a video entry for my blog,demonstrating how I tie the North Country Spider.....the Grouse and Orange.I have had good success with this pattern and it's close relative the Orange and Partridge on the lochs around Loch Ba on Rannoch Moor I would normally tie this style of pattern on a size 14 hook but for the purpose of this video clip I used a size 12. Please feel free to leave a comment.


  1. North Country Spiders should be slim and a small head. Your tying looks good but the head is too big.

  2. Your most probably correct. Not my best effort.

  3. Very nice effort, Allen. I am a great fan of North Country flies - they do very well on our mountain streams. I am also a great admirer of Davie McPhail and, like you, have learned many things from watching his videos.
    Best regards

  4. Thanks Jim. Yeah I too am a fond of the North Country style and all the history surrounding these style of flies.