Reverse Deer Belly Hair Daddy
HOOK: Size 10 wide gape wet-fly THREAD: Tan 100 D BODY: Natural or light olive deer belly hair RIB: Fine copper wire WINGS: Grizzle hackle tips and natural CdC FLASH: Orange and green Crystal Flash LEGS: Knotted pheasant tail fibres THORAX: 50/50 mix of hare’s fur and Herdwick sheep dubbing EYES: Melted 18lb nylon monofilament
A wide gape hook is used so that the materials don’t mask the hook point. Grizzle hackle tips make excellent wings, in this case extra buoyancy is created by a touch of CdC. Knotted pheasant tail fibres are the standard leg material for Daddy Longlegs. A nice compact body has been crafted with natural or light olive deer belly hair.