Do you love big bluegill?
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.
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
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.
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
.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.
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.