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RS Dragon

tied by Rune Andre Stokkebekk
Fly Type: Wet,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Other,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Hook: TMC 107SP, # 8 orTMC 921, # 8.
Thread: Olive or Brown, same as abdomen.
Extended body: Olive or brown antron yarn.
Legs: Xsmall or fine, round rubberlegs.
Eyes: Black bead chain eyes, small.
Wingcase: Olive or brown grizzly marabou.
Thorax: Brown or olive Squirrel SLF Dubbing.
Tying Instructions: 1: Cut 5cm long pieces of antron yarn, moisten them. Use a thick sewing thread and make knots around the yarn. Make 4 or 5 knots. This will make a nice little "tip" on the end of the body, just like the real ones have.

2: Fasten hook and wrap two layers of thread on the first 1/3 of the hook shank. Pull the sewing thread when you tie in the extended body. By doing this you will get the typically "cigar" shape of the dragonflys body.

3: Now it looks like this. A loop from the side. Make sure that the body is well centered on the hook.

4: Tie in the eyes on the underside of the hook and secure thread wraps with some super glue.

5: If you like some fancy stripes on the body, now it is time for that!

6: Time to shape the body: Add superglue on the tip of the body aprox. first 3mm. Before the glue dries use a forceps etc. and squizze and push a little. If you blow gently the glue will cure faster..

7: Fasten a grizzly marabou feather and pull forward.

8: Take 3 pcs of 6cm long rubberlegs and tie in on the top of hook. Let them slide on the thread to the correct placement.

9: Tie down all legs forward.. This will make it easier for you to tie them in the correct place later.

10: Pick the legs that are closest to the place you want to tie them in. 2 or 3 wraps of thread. One on eace side.

11: After the first pair of legs i dub a little in front of them. And repeat with the second pair.

12: Dub in front of the second pair of legs. Tie in the third and dub infront of them too.

13: Fasten the wingcase.

14: Cut of the wingcase to desired length. And cut the legs, i cut all on one side together at the point where the body ends.
Presentation Tips: A killer dragonfly nymph pattern :-)

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