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Floating Damsel - Say NO to Poppers!

Floating Damselfly Nymph

by Gary LaFontaine



•    HOOK: 8-12; TMC 5262—2X long nymph hook

•    FLOTATION: an underbody of high-density foam, wrapped along the hook shank as a thin strip

•    TAIL: olive marabou and clear Antron fibers (combed together)

•    ABDOMEN: olive fur and olive Antron dubbing (chopped, blended, and dubbed)

•    THORAX: olive…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Tying Flies, Again?

Ive been doing an inventory of the flies I've got on hand, both my own and those from others. I have reached a momentous decision:

I will stop tying new flies for myself.

Okay, thats not gonna happen, But it should.

Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 25, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bugs up the Wazoo

Been digging around the internet, looking for the common insect nymph forms in my region. I found one source that is perfect, listing all the taxonomic names. Pictures abound and my file is full. I have the four main types to tie.

Mayflies

Caddis flies

Odonata - dragon and damsel flies

Diptera - aka, chironomids, blood worms, etc.

So now I'm a ding-danged entomologist! All hail the internet.

PS I dont know what a "wazoo" is, but stuff…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on December 1, 2013 at 5:44pm — 38 Comments

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