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  1. #1
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    Default Detached Bodied Daddy Long Legs

    Detached Bodied Daddy.
    The pictures are a bit long sorry

    Hook: Dry Fly size 10
    Thread: Tan or Brown
    Body: annoying to say the least - Deer Hair
    Legs: Knotted Pheasant Tails approx 8
    Hackle: Ginger Hackle
    Thorax Dubbing: Brown Fur




    Step1
    Insert a needle into the vice



    Step 2
    Wind on some thread – not too tight and not to slack



    Step 3
    Select a bunch of deer hair and tie it on to the needle



    Step 4
    Fold the hair over – one half at a time and tie it in near the tips. Repeat this for the bottom half.



    Step 5
    Wind the thread up the body in open turns so that it looks a bit like a barber’s pole. Wind down in roughly the same way to make a criss cross.



    Step 6
    Once you have whip finished you can coat the entire thing in a flexible coating or as I prefer varnish the thread at either end. Leave it to dry, once dry pull it off. It is better to hold the body and pull the needle rather than the other way around.



    Step 7
    Mount a hook in the vice and wrap on some thread



    Step 8
    Add some legs – knotted pheasant tail fibres



    Step 9
    Now tie in the body and dub over it with some sort of brown fur. And add the front legs



    Step 10
    Add a ginger hackle and whip finish plus some varnish



    The Finished Thing





    You can be Very Proud – I am anyway




    Comments are welcome

    Cheers,

    Andrew P
    Last edited by Andrew P; 21-05-2006 at 08:39 PM.

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    excellent, always had problems making them bodies, top tip and nice tie, cheers

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    Nice fly, i haven't been too good at doing detatched bodies but i think i'll be able to master them now!
    Thanks,
    Yaffle
    "There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing." - Oscar Wilde

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    Thanks Andrew for the quick response.

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    Nice , an enjoyable fly to tie.

    For a lazier option if you have an old peach floater - cut a length and singe it with a ciggy lighter - it will turn a burnt sienna colour. It works , but dont singe it too much as it will become too stiff and may be the cause of a quick rejection by wily old brownies.

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    Thanks very much for putting in this step by step, I just tyed one up and im going to test it tonight.
    Cromie

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    Nice fly, Andrew. I have'nt tied these for years, as I had forgotten how to use the needle! This getting auld lark is not much fun.
    Does it work well with the Shetland trout?

    doonicus

  8. #8
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    yes, it seems to work quite well up here,

    it's great when your fly has just landed on the water and then not a second later the water erupts - i usually miss these fish but it's still great to watch


    cheers,

    AP
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    I have often wondered how to tie detached bodies. Great post Andrew P

    B_P

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    Default Re: Detached Bodied Daddy Long Legs

    I have often wondered how to tie detached bodies also it looks easy,but you muckers make it all look easy.

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