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Orange Partridge Spider by Robert Smith
Orange Partridge Spider

Tied for us by Robert Smith, expert fly fisher and fly dresser and author of 'The North Country Fly, Yorkshire's Soft Hackle Tradition'

First described in T. E. Pritt's Yorkshire Trout Flies (1895) although even Pritt gave credit to earlier versions under different names. Pritt was the Angling Editor of the Yorkshire Post at the time:

'No. 32. ORANGE PARTRIDGE. Hook 1. WINGS. Hackled as in No. 31. BODY. Orange silk. These are practically the same flies, and are very excellent killers. I prefer the dressing of No. 32 myself, although one will kill as well as the other, and the angler may look upon one of them as indispensable on his cast from April to September, on warm days.'