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Dunking Daddy

Step by Step's

The Dunking Daddy ( Cranefly )


Dunking Daddy Cranefly Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 1

Step 1

Catch the thread onto the hookshank just behind the bead.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 2

Step 2

Catch in a bunch of pheasant tail fibres, secure with thread to a position opposite the barb and then run the thread back up to the bead. (If you require a rib, this is the time to catch one in to the underside of the hookshank and continue it down to a position opposite the barb, then return the thread to the bead).

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 3

Step 3

Wind the pheasant tail fibres up the hookshank and secure at the bead. Trim waste. (For the rib, wind the wire up the hookshank in open turns in the opposite direction that the pheasant tail fibres were wound, secure with thread and trim waste wire by rocking from side to side)

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 4

Step 4

Catch in 6 lengths of flexifloss each knotted twice for the legs about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the bead.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 5

Step 5

Trim the waste flxifloss ends and secure them down with thread.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 6

Step 6

Catch in two cree hackle feather tips about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the bead, tied in slightly angled upwards and at an angle outwards from each other.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 7

Step 7

Catch in a red game hackle where the cree hackles were tied in and position the thread at the bead. Build the thread up behind the bead to secure the bead in position. Wind the hackle fowards making sure each turn of the hackle is in front of the previous.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Step 8

Step 8

At the bead, secure the hackle and trim waste hackle.

Tying the Dunking Daddy Completed Fly

Step 9

Finally whip finish the thread behind the bead, trim the waste thread and varnish the thread, making sure not to touch the hackle.

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