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Old 04-05-2003, 10:40 AM
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Comparison between the first fly and this newer one...
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Old 04-05-2003, 11:39 AM
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Now you're talking

I like them both.....the damsel should be really thin in the abdomen. And the dragon is chunkier.....I think you have got a couple of real fishy looking flies there.....Now change up the color to a watery colored olive with a bit of a tan undertone to it and you will have the fly at the stage in the dragon flies life known as the "instar". The instar stage is when they are molting or shedding their exoskeleton and waiting for the new exoskeleton to harden....they are the VERY VERY vulnerable to fish,,,and the fish know this. I used to tie my dragons very dark, like a mature Darner Dragon....I got fish, a fair number....but when I switched to a light pale watery Olive with a tannish undertone.....WHAM WHAM WHAM.......the legenday Jack Shaw taught me that trick....shhhhh....keep that one a secret......they will clobber it.

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Duly noted; I'll post the "emergence" of this pattern as it takes place...
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This site has a couple of good photos of dragonfly nymphs (scroll about halfway down the page) and a damselfly nymph (a little farther down the page). Some interesting info about them and other aquatic bugs as well.

http://sac-yolomvcd.com/public_education.htm

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What a difference the proper hook makes; this is tied on a Tiemco 300, which is a 6x long shank I believe... John, these are the ones I'm sending off to you...
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