Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Easy Daddy

The time of Daddy Long Leggs (Tipula sp. for those of Latin inclination) is getting near. For the time it comes I propose the following simple and easy imitation made almost entirely of Pheasant tail.

The tie:
#10 Tiemco TMC 100BL hook
8/0 UNI Thread Tan
Pheasant tail body ribbed with leftover body thread
Pheasant tail legs (I used 4, but 6 or even 8 are a valid option)
Polypro yarn wings
Hare dubbing thorax


  1. Nice fly, nice idea to simply use pheasant tail, I often use it as a rib, not robust but nice effect. Looking forward to following your blog.

  2. Thank you for your kind words of support :-)

    The Pheasant tail is one of my favorite tying materials - very versatile, it can be used for tailings, bodies and legs plus it has lovely motley color