North Country Spiders. a new twist on soft hackles

Hi Everyone... its JP. In my travels through the world fishing and selling electronics materials, I have been exposed to many different techniques and flies. I am often suprised how American Style Flies are so big and bushy. It is probably also because we like things like... all you can eat buffets, and tripple cheeseburgers. I found this web site that talks about sparse flies, and they also sell them. I am going to tie more of these this year and try to get back to bacics on a few patterns. I remember when I first started to tie flies and fish teh Adirondacks, I fished a lot of feather wing wet flies and did very well. Also as a early fly tier I was ashamed of my thin flies and sparse hackled wet flies... however when I fished them I did very good. Consider this weekend tying some sparse...