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Floating Dragon Nymph

tied by deeky
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Panfish,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Hook: Mustad 3261, size 8
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0, olive
Abdomen: Olive and natural deer mair, mixed and spun
Thorax/head: Olive deer hair, spun
Legs: Lemon-dyed mallard, olive saddle hackle
Eyes: Burned mono, colored black
Tying Instructions: Mix, spin, and trim the thorax. Apply wrap or two of mallard, tie in saddle hackle by the tip. Whip and snip thread. slid piece of plastic bag over shank and agianst hackle. Restart thread, tie in eyes, and spin and trim thorax/head. Tear out the plastic and palmer saddle forward through thorax/head. Tie off and trim fibers from top of thorax/head. Whip, snip, and fish.
Presentation Tips: This fly is intended to be fished on a sinking line with a shorter leader, causing it to suspend above the bottom. Use short, quick pulls.

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