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    Hi Guys,

    Was hoping I could get some feedback from you guys

    The pattern I attempted is based on something found on youtube called the rubber legged Dragon, basically a generic Damsel/Dragon Fly. As I am not to good at the vice yet, I am experimenting with quick flies that could be fish catchers too.

    Strangely enough read a article by Leonard Flemming on Feathers/Fluoro the other day and in it there is a Damselfly Variant by Philip Meyer which looked like a similiar concept.

    Any feedback from the more experienced guys would be much appreciated

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hey Uli - nice tie mate.

    When I'm trying to do the generic tie for something, I try to break my ideas down to encapsulate the main trigger/strike points.

    Thinking to a dragon or damsel, prominent features are:
    Eyes
    Squat body and generally big sizes
    Water propelled motion (when it swims)
    Colour to suit local waters.

    Based on these you can start your process.

    My only comment might be to bulk the body a bit, but others might like the streamlined look.

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    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    @Kevin, I like the breakdown concept you mentioned, I thought of a variation I want to try on the above to maybe give the Fly a more bug like profile, will attempt tonight and post pics. Thanks again for the tip.

    Cheers
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    Nice looking flies.
    I am sure that some trout will try to kill those flies.
    To bulk up the body, tie some leather on both sides of the hook to give the fly some bulk
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    Nice fly, at the moment it looks a bit more like a damsel than a dragonfly nymph. I would agree with bulking the fly up a bit. If I could offer some further advice, try using a longer shank hook. With the short shank you seem to have run out of room at the tail (tail should be straight and not slightly round the hook bend). Keep up the good work, practice makes perfect.

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    Yeah, bulk it up.
    Here is a picture of the natural, to give you some idea.
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    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Uli, dragonfly nymphs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes - some thick and some thin. Best advice I can give you is to throw your flies at some fish and see if they eat them - they are the ultimate critics. Here is a pic to show you some of the variety of shapes and sizes they come in. All were removed from the stomach of a single 12" fish that was gill hooked and killed.ImageUploadedByTapatalk1424189926.786728.jpg
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    Hi Darryl. You have a very valid point. Plan was to give it a go over the course of winter at lakies. But I think it could be a bass killer of note if fished correctly.

    Only time will tell.

    Thanks for all the tips guys.
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