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 Post subject: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:21 pm 
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I have messed around with different incarnations of adult dragon flies. Never been really satisfied with any I've tried. What do you all recommend? I would appreciate the help. :? Bass are busting them pretty hard right now. They don't get real excited by mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:32 am 
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Brad,

Dig thru the archives and find the thread that I started about Captain Jack West. His Dragon Fly is in it

Maniac ties a nice dragon fly also ,but I think that he is in Florida with a sick relative

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:09 pm 
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I like that one. I may cheat and use some decorative multi-colored cord instead of a weave.

Here's what I'm considering in this pattern:
Leader Twist possible solution a mono loop wing.

Easy of tying. I hate to loose a 30 min fly.

It has to be fished in bright times of the day. Fish can count your thread wraps.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:40 am 
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CMcStreamer also has an awesome Dragonfly pattern that I think would be killer for close to shore pond fishing... I do not know if he has a pick of it but he may have the recipe


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:55 am 
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If you're not 100% set on top water, Carters RLD has been a consistant killer for me.
http://www.warmwaterflytyer.com/patterns6.asp?page=13
I like it because I use it on a slow, hand-twist retrieve and always with a tight line.

I found another pattern that is simply a peacock ice dubbing throrax, a tapered, dubbed body the color of your choice and a small arctic fox or marabou tail. This too, despite its simplicity tears 'em up.

I have a few old deer hair extended body dragons I tied up way too long ago to match the blue dragons that fluttered around the small lakes I fished. Because of their twisting tippets they've sat lonely in a fly box for about 15 years. Maybe I'll post a pic later.


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly Adult Question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:42 pm 
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I definitely want to see picture of you all's stuff.

Thanks for the input. I have some passable sub surface Dragon nymph patterns. I on a quest for a top water 'magic bullet' ;)

JT, Captain Jack West has had a influence on my first attempt at a prototype. I'll post a picture for you all's consideration later this evening.

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