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The Daddy Long Legs Fly Fishing Flies Collection #10,12

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The Daddy Long Legs Fly Collection 9 flies in...... Red, Olive, Yellow, Natural, Blue, Brown, Chartreuse, Pink, Black.#10,12,14
Over 300 different species of crane fly populate all kinds of water. They are more commonly known as 'daddy-long-legs'. but are classified as part of the Tipulidae biological family. The biggest (Tipulidae Maxi,a) has a wing span of around 65mm and the smallest has only a modest 15mm wing span. "Daddies" are a familiar sight at the water side from June onwards. They are often blown onto the water surface where they struggle in their attempts to become air-borne once more. Such large insects presents a good mouthful to the trout, which respond quickly. These flies are particularly important to the reservoir, lake or loch angler, because a large expanse of water is often too great a distance for these insects to fly across. Cast the daddy long leg fly to an area where trout activity is obvious on the surface. (They fly will need to be dunked well in floatant), then just wait for a fish to find it. When a take does occur resist the temptation to strike, as the trout will often try to drown the fly first, before taking it in it's mouth. Wait until the line starts to run out, then lift the rod high to set the hook. Drag a daddy long legs through a heavy ripple, or waves and the trout will often respond with a positive take. Daddies fished dry or dapped on the water will take trout, but you can use them for sea trout and salmon. Daddies are a windy day river fishing pattern.. They are blown into the water, drowned and found by trout.

This is an ancient fly. The famous historic Fly Fisher Cotton mentions this fly in his book 'The Compleat Angler' but uses the Olde English name for the cranefly 'Harry Long-Legs'. In one of the first books written on the subject of fly fishing in English 'The Treatysse of Fysshynge With an Angle' published in 1496 written by the Abbess of Shropshire, Dame Juliana Berners the tenth fly recommended for use is believed to be the Cranefly. In those days the knightly gentleman fly fisher would catch the natural insect and attach it to his hook. The sporting fly fisherman of today prefers to use an artificial imitation of the cranefly Daddy Longlegs The Daddy Long Legs Fly Fishing Flies Collection #10,12

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