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Pattern Platte River Spider
Platte River Spider
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Category Streamers
Entered Tue, 06 Sep 2005
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Hook: TMC 200R #4-8 Thread: 70 denier Black Underwing: Red Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers Body: Brown and yellow Marabou Feathers, wrapped. Flash: Rootbeer Krystal Flash Collar: Mallard Flank Dyed wood Duck Gold, Folded and wrapped as a soft hackle. Wing: Two yellow inside of two furnace Chinese neck feathers. Head: Black thread coated with Wapsi Gloss Coat
Pattern Description
The Platte River Spider sprang from the mind of my good friend, Chris Schrantz. Chris is one of the most easy going guys you'll ever meet, a consummate angler and tyer of some of the most beautiful, soft and alive flies you'll ever see. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Chris guided for years at the famed Elktrout Lodge in Kremmling, Colorado before moving on to manager duties at St. Peter's Fly Shop up in Ft. Collins. Chris managed the shop and guided the North Platte River for many years before again moving on to his current position with Boulder Boatworks. Chris is a master carpenter (something many people don't know) as well as an avid Steeheader and his handicraft shows in the beautiful flies he produces, so much so, that he is also a fellow Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Tyer with several other successful patterns to his credit. Check out Chris' Callibaetis Nymph, his Golden Nugget and other spawns that are sure to make a difference in your next outing.