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Thread: G's Triple Squirrel Dragon Nymph

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    Arrow G's Triple Squirrel Dragon Nymph

    Hook: Dohiku (S) #6
    Thread: Gordon Griffiths Olive 14/0
    Eyes: Black bead chains.
    Tail: 3x Olive Squirrel Zonkers.
    Underbody: UTC 140 Olive.
    Body: SLF Squirrel Dark Olive.
    Legs: 6x Sili legs (W/Melon / Fish Scale new from Scifly)
    Wingcase: Turkey.

    This pattern is about 3 years old, I only changed the hook recently. What makes this fly unique is the incorporation of 3 Squirrel Zonkers for the tail area (extension of the body) and not just one. I struggled for a while to imitate those 3 little tail thingies which together with the body wiggles all over the place when a Dragon is swimming. A lot of guys went the Goose Biot route (myself included at one stage) which looked ok but it offered zero movement and I wanted to come up with something different. I played around a bit and one day it just hit me, use 3 hides, two on the side and one on top it, looks very similar to the real insect's backside and together with the fury fibres of the Squirrel, it will provide the necessary movement to imitate the swimming Nymph.

    I introduce the Triple Squirrel Dragon.









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    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 24-02-12 at 12:32 PM.
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    hey G!

    Looks great!

    I will have to teach you about white balance some time though..

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    Good Sir

    You are quire the inventor.

    Thanks for sharing another great looking fly.

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    Excellent fly Gerrit! I like..... Going to definately tie up a handful of these fellows!
    "I'm just a beer drinker with a flyfishing problem"

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    Thanks manne very simple to tie and fish.

    Ps. Jaco kry iMac boet, die HD graphics is awesome!
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Dis nou 'n vlieg wat ek nie sal omgee om te gebruik nie
    Daryl Human

    The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be. --John Gierach

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    Thanks manne very simple to tie and fish.

    Ps. Jaco kry iMac boet, die HD graphics is awesome!
    LOL! Maybe, mar die white balance is sh@t!

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    Brilliant fly Gerrit!
    Mike Mitchley

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    Dankie Mike & Mario.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Some more snaps.





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    Last edited by Gerrit Viljoen; 24-02-12 at 03:45 PM.
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