Fly Tying Patterns: Baby Doll

Baby Doll - Fly Tying Pattern
  • Hook: #8 - 10 2XL or Standard
  • Thread: Black 8/0
  • Tail: White Wool* well fluffed out
  • Body: White Wool
  • Back: White Wool
  • Head: Black 8/0
  • Note: *Sirdar wool was originally used

  • Tying Difficulty: Beginner
  • Tied by D. Howard
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The Baby Doll was devised in 1971 by Brian Kench for fishing on Ravensthorpe reservoir. Fished deep on a sinking line, it is taken as a fish fry and thus is very effective towards the end of the season when trout are bulking up for winter on a diet of bait fish.

When tied with peach or orange wool it is also a reasonable imitation of some species of large emerging sedge pupa and should be fished deep with a twitching retrieve, an inch or two at a time, once every three or four seconds.