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    Default Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Hi I have some dapping fly patterns which I use but am looking for others to add to my repertoire. I'm going to have a tying session over the weekend and will try any that you suggest, time and wife permitting.

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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    There’s loads to choose from especially as many traditional Bob flies can be tied bushy with cock hackle to make them suitable for dapping and using the hackle to match body colour e.g.

    Zulu
    Kate McLaren
    Black Pennell
    Bibio (use red or claret hackle as the mid third where the red seals fur would be)

    ...and if you haven’t got one, a Loch Ordie is needed!

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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Thanks for the pointers. I already do the Kate McLaren, Bibios, and Loch Ordie. I never considered a Zulu or Black Pennell for dapping. I really must give them a go very interesting.

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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by neville1397 View Post
    Hi I have some dapping fly patterns which I use but am looking for others to add to my repertoire. I'm going to have a tying session over the weekend and will try any that you suggest, time and wife permitting.

    The More I Learn The More I Realise How Little I Know!!
    Kind of depends what you are targetting and when... brown trout, sea trout, salmon, rainbow trout? At mayfly time? At daddy-long-legs time? Just general patterns, such as bob flies beefed-up for dapping?

    I do a bit of all the above.

    For mayflies, I have all sorts of experiments, including beefed-up dry mayflies...


    For daddies, I use this general construction, with a foam detached body...


    But as I'm usually fishing the daddies for salmon and sea trout, I don't reckon there is a need to stick to imitating the natural colour, and I do them in black/red, claret, ginger, yellow, purple and other colours...


    Then there are the beefed up bob flies. I find a Clan Chief, tied Loch Ordie style, is a useful general-purpose dapping fly...


    Kate McLaren and Red Lady are another couple of useful ones to do conversions on.

    In the last year or so, I have been experimenting with using spun deer hair to make the hackle. It's lightweight and stiffer than hackle fibres and helps to dance and tumble and trip the fly over the water...








    Here is my box of dapping flies for salmon, sea trout and brownies...


    Hope that helps...

    Col
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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Kind of depends what you are targetting and when... brown trout, sea trout, salmon, rainbow trout? At mayfly time? At daddy-long-legs time? Just general patterns, such as bob flies beefed-up for dapping?

    I do a bit of all the above.

    For mayflies, I have all sorts of experiments, including beefed-up dry mayflies...


    For daddies, I use this general construction, with a foam detached body...


    But as I'm usually fishing the daddies for salmon and sea trout, I don't reckon there is a need to stick to imitating the natural colour, and I do them in black/red, claret, ginger, yellow, purple and other colours...


    Then there are the beefed up bob flies. I find a Clan Chief, tied Loch Ordie style, is a useful general-purpose dapping fly...


    Kate McLaren and Red Lady are another couple of useful ones to do conversions on.

    In the last year or so, I have been experimenting with using spun deer hair to make the hackle. It's lightweight and stiffer than hackle fibres and helps to dance and tumble and trip the fly over the water...








    Here is my box of dapping flies for salmon, sea trout and brownies...


    Hope that helps...

    Col
    Those are beauties Col in the tying and the photography!

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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Loch Ordie style flies in brown, black and grizzle olive (for mayflies) covers most circumstances for me. Add a detached body daddy and olive wulff for more specific representations

    I would agree with Col that spun deer hair collars are very good.... they are light, keep the fly high and dry longer than hackles. 4 or 5 deerhair collars the length of the hook makes an almost unsinkable Loch Ordie.

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    Default Re: Dapping Fly patterns wanted.

    Col. I am in awe of your tying and photography sir. I thought I could tie but......

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