Saturday, 4 February 2012

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy long Legs

This is my Daddy Long Legs ( Cranefly ) pattern using similar technique like the Extended Abdomen Reel Wings Mayfly.... The abdomen is 3M Micropore surgical tape wind on dear hair.

Coated with flexament, the abdomen give a very good floatation as air are trapped inside... the nylon brush fibers as legs also sit firmly on water film...


Abdomen - 3M Micropore Surgical tape wind on Dear Hair/Elk Hair
Legs - Brush fibers
Antenna - Dear Hair/Elk hair
Wings - Dry Fly Rooster neck heckle
Thorax - 2mm thk foam
Hook - TMC 2488 size 10
Color marker and Dubbing

Step by step tying instructions:

Prepare the hook, tie in 6 pcs of nylon brush fiber

Tie in the Dear Hair or Elk Hair

Cut a surgical tape about 3mm wide, wind on the Dear hair

After complete winding the tape, tie down and color the abdomen with desire color

Split the 6 nylon legs, tie in a pair of antenna

Tie in 2mm thks foam

Use a small needle bring in the heckle wings

Tie down the heckle wings

Apply some dubbing to split the legs

Fold the foam over and tie down as Thorax

Trim the foam and cut the shape of the head

Color the Thorax and head. Whip finish

Color the legs and bend the legs with tweezers

Coat the abdomen and thorax with flexament

Daddy is ready to fly....

Another daddy dress in different color

Bottom View

The Actual Daddy Long Legs ( Cranefly )

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