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Now we come to a real favourite fly of mine for when we enter into “the back end” as we call it back in Scotland. Daddy long legs are an extremely welcome addition to trout as August comes around. Traditionally a loch fly, it can also be fished in rivers too and requires very little time to tie and very few materials as well. My personal preference is for stillwaters and to twitch it slowly or simply dead drift it in a slight wave or ripple. This pattern was shown to me by a friend in Scotland and I have yet to find a better imitation of our leggy friend!
Hook: 8-12 dry hook
Thread: Light brown
Abdomen: 2-3mm light brown foam in a 2mm strip
Body: Brown dubbing (superfine)
Wings: Cree cock hackles
Legs: 6 knotted pheasant tail fibres
Hackle: Ginger cock hackle
1) Cut a 2mm strip of brown foam and slightly taper the end.
2) Secure the foam to the hook with tight wraps of thread. Stop just past the half way mark of the shank.
3) Tie in 3 knotted pheasant tail fibres on either side to form the legs.
4) Cover the exposed foam and thread wraps with brown dubbing.
5) Prepare two cree cock hackles.
6) Tie the hackles in diagonally behind the post of foam. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the other side.
7) Dub over the area behind the post to force the wings and legs backwards.
8) Tie in a ginger cock hackle and wrap it up to behind the eye.
9) Pull down the post and force the hackle fibres down.
10) Trim the post, whips finish and varnish. The fly is ready!