Re­verse Deer Belly Hair Daddy

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly Masters - MICHAEL BEATY

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.

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