Dragonfly Nymphs and Bass

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  1. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby New Member

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    Working on the latest Water Dragon... Finished tying it up thinking the elusive bluegills would slay it, turns out the bass liked it just as much, shocked the hell out of me, I have never caught bass on dragonfly nymphs but damn they tore this bad boy up...

    Anyway off to the Church pond with my boys... Photos tell the rest of the story.
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    Here is the fly that did the deed.

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    Water Dragon
    Gami size 6 Stinger Hook
    Clear Cure Goo Mono Eyes
    Some Dubbing
    Crosscut Rabbit
    Rubber Legs
    A couple strokes of CCG Brushable down the back and a coating of the Thick around the eyes and you are set.

    Came across this video that I though was bad ass about these things.
     
  2. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    Bass will eat whatever is available. I've caught them on chironomids while while trout fishing. Adaptability is one of things I like so much about bass plus they are self sustaining and fast growing. You stock them once and and they do the rest providing outstanding sport and you can even eat a few without harming the population.
     
  3. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    great video, thanks for posting bro
     
  4. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Looks like the boys had a ball & you went to church, too . . . doesn't get any better than that. Congrats! I've seen Bass go nuts chasing adult helicopters/Dragons & have had a good time using a large dry imitation.
     
  5. Richard Torres

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    "OH........ SON!"

    Very nice tie Ricky, and getting your kids into flyfishing.

    Nice job boys catching them Texas bucketmouths...
     
  6. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    are they fishing bamboo?
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    Yeah, cool stuff - was wondering what kind of rods where your kids using? Wondering since I want to buy my kids fly rods.
     
  8. TB

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    What was that dukin it out with the D.F. nymph?
     
  9. Irafly

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    Just caught this thread, nice pics and story.

    Ira
     

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