Foam Bodied Daddy
- Hook: #12 All purpose light (Fulling Mill Suppliers)
- Body: 2.3mm dia orange foam cylinders (Veniards Suppliers
- Legs: Knotted pheasant tail fibres
- Wings: Red-brown cock hackle tips
- Hackle: Red-brown cock hackle
- Tie in thread and run it halfway down the hook-shank with touching turns.
- Break off the end of the foam cylinder by pulling it and this will form a tapered body.
- Tie in the body, halfway down the hook shank, so that the abdomen is the same length as the hook shank.
- Tie in 3 x knotted pheasant tail fibres on each side of the hook, in front of the abdomen, to create the legs.
- Tie in one hackle tip on each side, just in front of the legs, to form the wings.
- Make a collar hackle in front of the legs and wings leaving a space at the front of the hook to tie in the thorax.
- Pull the foam cylinder over the legs, wings and collar hackle and tie in behind the hook eye.
- Whip finish and cut off the foam cylinder at an angle (sloping backwards) to form a head.
This fly was very successful towards the end of the fishing season, at Draycote reservoir, particularly around the “boils”, when very little else was working. Can be fishes as a team, with buzzers, or on its own.