Kaufmann's Lake Dragon SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. ScottP Active Member

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    For chubby chasers, a changeup to all those skinny little damsels.



    hook - TMC 5263 #6
    thread - UTC 140 brown olive
    eyes - plastic dumbell black
    tail - marabou brown olive
    underbody - non-toxic wire .025
    body - dubbing mix angora brown olive/Simi Seal olive spectrum
    rib - copper wire fine
    legs - pheasant rump (dyed olive)
    wing case - turkey tail
    head - same as body


    mash barb, attach thread

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    measure a clump of marabou for length (hook gap) and tie in

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    since you forgot to tie in the eyes first, do it now and act like nothing ever happened (not that it really matters)

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    wrap shank with non-tox

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    mash it in the horizontal orientation, brush with Super Glue

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    cover with thread wraps to smooth out body and tie in ribbing

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    dub a plus-sized body

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    rib body, helicopter and tie off; add a little more dubbing up front

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    cut out center stem from a pheasant rump feather, measure for length (extend back to the hook point) and tie in on top of the hook, spreading fibers on either side; trim butts

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    prep a section of turkey tail (gap width); fold and trim at an angle

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    tie in

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    trim butts and dub head (between eyes, too); half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    dorsal

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    ventral

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    Regards,
    Scott
  2. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    I have fished the two Kaufmann's dragon fly nymphs, the one that Scott detailed above and the floating lake dragon generate thumping strikes. A very nice tie, Scott.