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There must be a cutter or a way you can cut your own spider bodies. Anybody have any ideas? I'd been willing to pay for a few size 8 and 10 to use for forms. I keep thinking there has got to be a way to make your own.

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really simple bruce,i make these with a simple paper hole punch.fold the foam and put in the punch to make two connected circles

These guys make all kinds of foam cutters. They are a little pricy, but they are great.

http://www.riverroadcreations.com/index.htm

Morning Bruce, I seen a video of a guy using spent cartridge casings to cut foam, he was using a 30 call.But a 22 might be better. He also had some he crimped into an oval I am going to give it a try. Tight lines, Dave

i believe those are by a member named don?a good friend of mcscruff"s.

That is a great idea. I'm going to try that when I get home.

I call the Cosgrove versions - "Two-Disc Spiders," because, well, they look like two discs joined together.

They can be a little tricky to get them cut, yet still leave the adjoining segment so they unfold into the Two-Disc shape. I find the size of the cutter has everything to do with making this work, and the aim is to cut out the folded disc on only three sides.....

And I have used spent cartridge casings for this job for some time now. I use the following

.30-30 (.30")

.357 Magnum (.38 Special, or 9mm P also work for this size)

.41 Mag (.40 S&W Auto)

.45 ACP (.45 LC)

You could go even smaller, if you want. I don't find it necessary, and its somewhat more tedious and fiddly than I like.
The smallest I would consider is quarter bore, say .25 Auto, .243 WCF, etc.

Do you think you could just tie in two separate disks? Or does that not work very well?

I'm away from my tying equipment so I can't try it myself.

You can do that: Ive done something like it, in fact

Just pinch one side of a foam disc to create a little "tit," then tie the tit to the hook shank. Once both discs are tie in, hit the tie point with a bit of CYA, or head cement if you like the old school way.

Once the legs are tied in between the discs, a bit of dubbing or a wrap or two of hackle should hide the tie point and blend things together.

But use light wire, or dry fly hooks. The foam discs don't float much weight and a heavy hook will pull the fly down.

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