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Tiger Dragon

tied by deeky
Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 3261, size 4
Thread: Danville's Flymaster Plus 3/0, black
Tail/body: Black/light blue foam strips
Back/head: Wider cut black foam
Wing: White antron
Hackle: Grizzly
Tying Instructions: Start the extended body on a bodkin by tying the two strips along the bodkin with tag ends sticking out what will be the front of the fly. Make one wrap of the black strip away from you and put a couple of wraps of thread on to hold it in place. Advance thread to other end of strips. Make alternating wraps of the blue (towards you) and black (away from you) to cover the section tied to bodkin. Slide body off bodkin and put hook in vice. Tie butt ends to shank and finish weaving the body forward to about midshank. Tie off ends. Tie in wider back strip facing back, hackle, and wings. Wrap hackle forward and tie off. The back strip folded forward should be just longer than the hook eye with rounded corners. Tie down a couple of eye spaces back. I lay my bodkin under the remaining tag end of the back foam and then do something of a cross wrap over the end of the foam, around the hook, and back to bunch up the foam and create bulgy eyes. Tie off and cement thread.

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