Opal Spider

Fly Tying with Corey: Opal Spider

From Corey’s QEE series comes our next video fly tying tutorial: Corey’s take on tying the Opal Spider pattern – a simple and flashy soft hackle or spider fly. This wet fly is just as effective as it is easy to tie. Fished on a tight light, swung through the current, or dead drifted, this pattern has been responsible for landing many nice resident brown and rainbow trout.


  • Hook: Size 12 Barbless Nymph Hook (try Hemingway’s HC113 hooks)
  • Thread: 6/0 Uni fl. orange
  • Body: Opal Mirage Tinsel – Medium
  • Collar: Hungarian Partridge (sized to the hook)
Hemingway’s HC113 Nymph & Wet Fly Barbless Hooks
Hemingway’s HC113 Nymph & Wet Fly Barbless Hooks

Quick, Easy & Effective (QEE) fly tying tutorial series from Corey Cabral are guide-style tutorials for tying flies that work and catch fish consistently! Patterns that can be tied in under 5 minutes, that are easy to tie and that catch fish. Stay tuned, more to come!

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Happy tying & tight lines!


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