daddy longlegs

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  • noun

Synonyms for daddy longlegs

long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

spiderlike arachnid with a small rounded body and very long thin legs

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25lb when he used small black fry fly patterns; Louise Thomas tempted five to 3lb with nymphs; Howard Cartwright's four came to buzzers and Peter Williams caught four to 3lb on a daddy longlegs.
Big Well Fly Fishery 01600 772904 RAINBOWS to 4lb are being caught on goldhead daddy longlegs, cat's whisker lures and dry black gnat and suspender buzzers, but it was a floating daddy longlegs that did the trick for Paul Barnfield when he hooked 10 fish to 3.
DADDY Longlegs is the top pattern at WEST HOUSE, as naturals abound.
Patterns: Black Gnat, Hoppers, Daddy Longlegs, lures.
5lb in three visits using buzzers, daddy longlegs and cat's whisker lures.
But the plague is good news for birds and other creatures that feed on daddy longlegs.
They're very dangerous, you know," he observed the other day when his younger brother became mildly hysterical following the discovery of a daddy longlegs in his bedroom.
They are the larvae of daddy longlegs, who lay their eggs in grass during autumn.
Meanwhile, if you can get it right there has been some good sport on Hoppers and Daddy Longlegs, as shown by Dennis Woods, of Teesside, who caught the biggest fish - a nice 16lb rainbow - with a Hopper twitched below the surface.
JONATHON BIGGIN readily admits that 18 months ago he rode a bike like a daddy longlegs.
But despite the devastation, a symbol of hope appears on the artist's head: daddy longlegs, a token of good luck, amidst swarming ants.
After Power and Talwar were both taken out at the final confirmation stage, the William Haggas-trained juvenile is set to lock horns with the Aidan O'Brientrained Daddy Longlegs and Superlative Stakes victor Red Duke in the 7f contest.
Other creatures that come include red velvet mites, daddy longlegs, and a chipmunk.
According to urban legend, the daddy longlegs is one of the most poisonous spiders around.
Even the good Lord might not expect us to be truly grateful for a squelch of fat and gristle, served under a squirt of red sauce and a heavy sweat of onions, all squashed in a pale bun," I whispered to myself, while resting my weary bottom on the remnants of the old air raid shelter wall in our back garden - opposite the brick tool shed, where at that moment a daddy longlegs was advancing along the roof-lip with considerable aplomb, though he had chosen to make this journey to the outside loo in an upsidedown position.