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Green Dragonfly

tied by rich5665
Fly Type: General Freshwater,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Thread: 6/0
Hook: Mustad 2x Streamer size 6
Body: Green 2mm Craft Foam 1/4" wide x 4" 1inches
Wing: White Pseudo Marabou 2" long
Eyes: Black bead head Push Pin
Tying Instructions: 1: Start thread about an 1/8" behind the eye.
2: Wrap thread about half way down the hook
3: Tie the foam in halfway down the hook with the majority of the foam laying over the hook eye.
4: tie in Pseudo Marabou about 1/4" from hook eye to form the wing, Use a cross pattern to hold the wing in place.
5: Fold the remaining foam over the hook to form the head, body and tail.
6: Wrap thread Directly in front of the wings to form the head.
7: Wrap thread behind the wing form the thorax.
8: At this point I remove the hook from the vise and reverse it so I can rib the tail. If you wish to create the rib with a sharp that will work also.
9: Use three to for wraps of thread to form each rib space about 3/16 apart.
10: Whip finish at the end of the tail or use a three - double half hitches then apply some head cement.
11: I apply some super glue to the belly of the fly to keep the hook in place when I've finished tying it.
12: Trim the push pin with wire cutters so that an 1/8" pin remains of the pin and glue into the head of the Dragonfly to form the eyes. I use a water proof crafting glue.

If you wish to use Black Chain Bead for eyes, then tie them in prior to tying in the wings

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