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Goldhead Daddy

Step by Step's

The Goldhead Daddy ( Cranefly )


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

Step 1

Catch the thread onto the hookshank just behind the bead.

Tying the Goldhead 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 Goldhead 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 Goldhead Daddy Step 4

Step 4

Catch in 6 knotted pheasant tail fibres for the legs about 1/3 of the hookshank length from the bead, can be tied below or above the body, your choice.

Tying the Goldhead Daddy Step 5

Step 5

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 Goldhead Daddy Step 6

Step 6

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 Goldhead Daddy Completed Fly

Step 7

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