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Carter's Rubber Legged Dragon

tied by the_bama_trout_guy
Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass, Panfish, Trout,
Recommended Region: Southeast US, Southwest US, Central US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Mustad 9671 #8-10
Bead Chain Eyes
.015 Lead Wire
Black Ultra Chenille
Black Saddle Hackle
Black Marabou (The original fly call for rabbit fur for the tail, but I prefer Marabou)
Black Super Fine Dubbing
Yellow/Black or Plain Yellow Rubber Legs
Tying Instructions: -Tie in the eyes
-wrap lead wire around the length of the shank
-Tie in tail
-Tie in chenille ( but don't wrap)
-Tie down Legs half way up the shank
-Tie down Hackle just behind the eyes
-Wrap Chenille Forward
-Palmer the hackle just behind the eye
-Dub the exposed thread wraps on top of the eye using SF Dubbing
-Finish the fly
Presentation Tips: When fishing for Bass: Fish on the bottom and occasionally give quick short strips

When fishing for Panfish: Fish under an indicator or I sometimes like to fish it under a popper

When fishing for Trout: Under an indicator (I usually use it as the first fly in a two fly rig)

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