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    Default Quick, simple, easy dragonflies?

    Been tipped off that there is a sweet section of a local creek that has had dragon flys hatching all over and the fish are in a feeding frenzy. Short on time to go buy some flies so Im wondering if anyone has a super simple dragon fly pattern for trout?
    "A good cast is like a good whiskey- It's smooth and hits the spot" -Anonymous fly fishing guide

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    Default Re: Quick, simple, easy dragonflies?

    While I can't think of the names off the top of my head, I've seen people make dragonflies with foam, allowing for extended abdomens and such. So maybe a body of cut foam, wrapped with d-rib to create segmentation, some sort of wings, maybe using a wing burner, and maybe a hackle collar for the legs? Not sure what to do about the giant eyes
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    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: Quick, simple, easy dragonflies?

    If you're looking for Adult Damsels

    This is a good one: The Fluttering Damsel - Frontier Anglers

    Here's another
    Adult Damsel Fly | The Daily Fly Paper Blog
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    Default Re: Quick, simple, easy dragonflies?

    I have seen the extended foam bodies with ribbing, I would have to learn how to do that but I wasnt sure how to do the wings, I thought about possibly making some wings out of plastic? Like a sandwich bag? What color are their legs? I have some light and dark brown hackle that should work great.
    "A good cast is like a good whiskey- It's smooth and hits the spot" -Anonymous fly fishing guide

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