How to Tie the Foam-Butt Daddy Domestic November 15, 2016 No Comments Fishing Fix hook in vice and fasten the foam cylinder securelyon top of the hook shank with several wraps of tyingthread. Using a pair of sharp, long-bladed scissors make along diagonal cut to shape the tail to length. Try to dothis in one cut for a neat finish. This is what the tail looks like after the cut. The tail length should ‘look’ right in proportion to the size of the hook. Tie in the first set of pre-knotted pheasant tail fibrelegs, either side of the tail. I often tie in two doublestrands at this stage. Catch in the red game saddle hackle at the base ofthe foam cylinder. This will hackle the body aftereverything has been fastened into place. Strip a pair of feathers from an Indian cape. Offer up toensure that you have stripped them to the right lengthfor the wings. Once fastened, trim the waste stalk. Cock the wings into position and apply figure-of-eightturns of tying silk to position them correctly. Apply asmall bead of cement to fasten them in place. At this point I like to tie in another pair of legs. Butthese middle legs are optional. My pal omits them andcatches just as many fish as me on the Daddy. Add another two legs, this time facing forward,separated and figure-of-eighted into place. Apply adrop of cement to ensure all is set into position. Pick up the saddle hackle and hackle the body. Useyour dubbing needle to push the legs out of the waywhile the hackle is being wound. Fasten off with thread at the eye of the hook, ensuringthat the hackle is well fastened. Take a pinhead ofcement and seal the thread at the eye of the hook. >> Where to fish? Global Tour Guide!!!