Saturday, March 21, 2009
Bluegill fly - Blue Dragon
Hook - Size 10
Body - Closed cell foam
Wings - white swiss straw
Thread - black (preferrably blue)
Step 1 - Cut a 1/16 to 1/8 strip of foam about an inch long. Tie in last segment - make tail - begin to tie in segments - don't cross the foam unless you know how to make an X crossover - you can cross under the foam on the hook.
Step 2 - Cut about 1 1/2 inches of swiss straw and tie it in under the foam - use X cross tying. Zap-a-Gap it into place.
Step 3 - Finish tying in segments. Turn fly over and Zap-a-Gap body along hook shank.
Step 4 - Cut a slit in the swiss straw to make the wings complete as in a X - as you see in dragon flies. You can tie in some clear crystal flash for the wings or with the wings.
Step 5- If you want, draw stripes on body with marker.
Plop this pattern on the water or just drift it with a few twitches. Try this pattern is red!
Email me with any questions.