fly tying Deer hair daddy long legs

Deer hair daddy long legs dry fly

During late summer & autumn large numbers of crane flies begin to hatch and loose the battle against the elements and end their life on the water as trout food. This daddy long legs pattern has quick & easy detached deer hair body technique that gives it a nice semi-realistic appearance.

  • Hook: Mustad R43 #10
  • Tying thread: Sheer Olive 14/0
  • Body: Olive deer hair
  • Legs: 6 Pheasant tail fibres knotted Video:
  • Wings: 2 Brahma hen hackles
  • Hackle: Furnace cock hackle

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