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James Laraway

Not one for the traditionalists..
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:16:45 AM »
rubber legged 'daddys'

i tried out the fluro legged ones at Lochter a few months ago and the 'bows loved them  :X2




do i thought a more 'demure' version for the brownies might do the trick...

Derek Roxborough

Re: Not one for the traditionalists..
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 14:41:13 PM »
Nice Tie James but don't Daddies float? I tie mine with a Kapok Body ( out of an old Life jacket) some of the early ones had cork bodies,  but nicely tied  :z16 Derek Roxborough

James Laraway

Re: Not one for the traditionalists..
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 15:51:53 PM »
you've never fished a sunken daddy ? I know it feels wrong but it really works !

i will do some floaters also - as i have some foam ( designed for booby eyes) that will do nicely

Derek Roxborough

Re: Not one for the traditionalists..
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 19:43:20 PM »
Nope, if I wanted fast sinking flies I would lead up the Body, I use a leggy Octopus , this, I suspect looks like a leggy sinking insect, it works well  on some lochs here, but on others not,  but it's always horses for courses, cheers Derek Roxborough

Rob Brownfield

Re: Not one for the traditionalists..
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 09:28:27 AM »
you've never fished a sunken daddy ? I know it feels wrong but it really works !

i will do some floaters also - as i have some foam ( designed for booby eyes) that will do nicely

First time I saw a bead headed Daddy I laughed. When I saw how effective they were, I then cried lol
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Derek Roxborough

Re: Not one for the traditionalists..
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 10:20:25 AM »
I have caught Seatrout on wet daddies , but we don't have any Bow fishing near here its all wild Browns, nd I don' t like beads , but as I said nice tying, just not for me  :X2 Derek Roxborough

 




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