Asking for some guidance and assistance

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Olive bugger, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Olive bugger Active Member

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    I don't normally post over here, but I lurk here most every day.
    So I ask you indulgence.

    I am looking for a replacement for my marabou Damsel/dragon fly imitation.
    It is a very simple tie but it has given me limited results.
    Perhaps it is my bad karma or the fly presentation but I am looking
    for another pattern to try.

    So I ask if anyone has a pattern that they would care to share for a DRAGON fly imitation?
    I am not asking for your super secret fish killer pattern, but a suggestion of one that
    I can experiment with. Thank you.
  2. scottflycst Active Member

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  4. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    The Drunken Dragon, Denny Rickard's Seal Bugger, Skip Morris's Furry Dragon and the vaunted Carey Special.

    You could also catch some live ones and put them on a light wire hook. :rofl:
  5. Olive bugger Active Member

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  6. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Thanks, I will check these out.
  7. Mark Juranek Member

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    That is a great looking fly, I love tying off foreign instructions as well, gives you some excuses.
  8. Olive bugger Active Member

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    As soon as I get over this cold I have been nursing, I am going to set up the vise and give it a whirl.
    I may make some substitutions, but it looks interesting. Hope the fish think so also.
  9. cb3fish Banned or Parked

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    You might want to try Burk's Damsel
  10. Kaiserman content

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    For dragon fly patterns, the "Big Fatty" is the one I like. That fly has landed me some monster mountain lake Westslope cutties.
  11. dfl Active Member

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    Olive Bugger, type Fishing the Olive Willie in your search engine. It can be tied just from looking at the foto. After reading the piece by the guy from Spokan I've tied up a bunch for this year. Its the fly that got me started in my red bead phase I mentioned iin another thread.
  12. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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  13. Olive bugger Active Member

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    I am going to try some. It looks a lot like the brown ones I tied. Olive might work better. The article I read said
    it worked great in Dry Falls. Actually, anything green works well in Dry Falls. I am going to try a size 12 2x to see
    how it works. Thanks for the heads up. Do you have a money back guarantee that they will work in the seep lakes?
  14. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I haven't fished them over here Charlie, but they work in the westside lakes. I tried to see how many I could catch at Storm Lake before the fly got torn apart. I quit at 28 and the fly still looked good.

    Thought I'd tie on a bigger one (olive willy) tomorrow instead of the Drunken Dragon. Wm Servey also tied them in a #8.
  15. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Storm lake is on my short list for this summer. I have never seen a Drunken Dragon. in fact never heard of it. I live a sheltered life. How is it tied and what does it look like. I could not find it with a search.
  16. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    type drunken dragon into the search engine on this forum. You may be able to still access this photo.
  17. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Yuk, looks like a snake head. That is one ugly fly. I think I will stick with the Olive bugger, or the carey special. :D
  18. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    It's been very effective for me this Spring on the seep lakes that have good populations of dragonflies.
  19. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Yeah, it looks like a good dragon fly imitation.
    Maybe I will see if I can find a pattern and tie some up.
  20. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    send me your email address and I'll send the word document.