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Monday, April 15, 2013

Foam Dragon - Bluegill Edition

Mixing a bugger with a chernobyl ant

Brown and Tan
I was in a bluegill-ish mood the other day at the vise, and like I often do, I just started throwing some materials onto hooks.  I had some marabou from Cheech Leeches, I had AZ synthetic dub from some AZ Princes, rubber legs from the Masked Marauder, and foam from the fact that there should ALWAYS be foam readily available at your desk...  I already have a lot of topwater bugs like La Ranita tied up, so I decided to tie some subsurface stuff to pick the more picky ones off their beds.  On went the marabou for the tail, and then the foam started looking at me funny.  On it went and the rest is history.

Like many flies that come off of my vise, I huck them into a bowl of water to see if they will ride like I want them to, and then on to the fishing.  This one has not yet punctured a lip, but my fishy jedi senses tell me that this one will be a killer for at least bluegill.  Trout version coming soon.

And some other colors

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Material List

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Hook: Daiichi 1710 - 2X Long Nymph Hook - 10     
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Wood Duck     
Tail: Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou - Tan     
Body 1: Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing - Yellow Tan     
Body 2: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Tan     
Body 3: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Brown     
Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Rootbeer     


  1. Great looking pattern! The bluegill around here would be in love with that fly. Can't wait to try to tie this pattern!

  2. Thanks. Make sure to send pics of it in a warmwater hog's mouth!

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