Foam Dragon (Transfoamer) - Bluegill Edition

Cheech - April, 2013

Iwas 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. **UPDATE: This pattern has been around now for a few years and has done very well both on the warm water but has also done well with the Trout. So the Trout version was named the "Transfoamer" and is available for purchase on our store here. And some other colors

Material List
  • Hook: Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special - 10
  • Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Wood Duck
  • Tail: Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou - Tan
  • Body: Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing - Yellow Tan
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Brown
  • Body: Fly Tying Foam - 2mm - Tan
  • Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Rootbeer
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm
Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

Fly Tying Foam - 2mm

$1.99
Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou
Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou
Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou

Nature's Spirit Premium Bugger Bou

$4.75
Grizzly Flutter Legs
Grizzly Flutter Legs

Grizzly Flutter Legs

$4.75
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing
Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing

Arizona Mega Synthetic Dubbing

$2.75
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special
Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

Fulling Mill 1710 - Nymph Special

$11.00