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 Post subject: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:04 pm 
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http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/ ... eid-385721

So a dragonfly and damselfly are close, but not the same? Sorry for my imprecise bug knowledge. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Its amazing what kind of cool websites pop up when googling "nympho" huh ?? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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Cool pic. Up this way dragoon flies and damsels alike are bass chow. Particularly on farm ponds.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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Aaron, obviously, from the nymphs, there are several differences. Dragon fly nymphs tend to be stocky, whereas damselfly nymphs are long and slender.

As adults, the most obvious difference is at rest. A dragonfly holds it's wings outward, and a damselfly holds it's wings folded over it's back.


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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I would ask you all this question on tying for either or both: What wing material or style does not twist your tippet to ruin?

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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The best results for lack of spin IMHO is to tie the dragon fly with wings flat instead of upraised. In short,tie it like you would a mayfly spinner.You could use stiff mylar for the wings or something from your trash fly bag.
I realize that making it lay flat in the water is not as pretty as upright wings ,but to avoid the twist,I think it is a good trade off. Krystal Flash will work if you don't make the wings too long.

I tie an EGD spinner with Krystal Flash and I have caught a shit load of fish on it. Especially on the Beaverdam

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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overbook wrote:
Its amazing what kind of cool websites pop up when googling "nympho" huh ?? :roll:


Tom, you still chuckling about this line - "The ability of a dragonfly nymph to successfully snatch and grab food is directly related to its anus"? :o

I blame auto-correct for taking me to those other sites. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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These things are money on the ponds I fish. Just like the real deal, swimming them back to shore gets bites.
Another that is equally simple yet effective is just eyes, a tightly dubbed skinny body and a marabou, rabbit or arctic fox tail.
The hand-twist retrieve gives just the right amount of movement and action.
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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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Dragonfly nymphs are fast swimmers, moving in short quick bursts. That's how I fish 'em in the ponds and moving water as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonfly nymphs - very cool pics
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Here's a couple pics I took a while back of the real deal...

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