Dragonfly Nymph

By Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis Books and DVDs
Tied by Pete Ouellette
When stillwater trout are keying on dry dragonflies, the action can be fast and frustrating. Instead of fishing dry, tie on a Dragonfly Nymph and work it with a long leader on a floating line.

Fish this pattern slow with about a dozen short strips then make a long strip to simulate a "kill" which suggests the feeding action of the dragonfly nymph. Sometimes a trout will slam the bug to stun it then circle around to eat it.

Tie this Dragonfly Nymph pattern on a long shank No. 8 hook. For the tail, use three short goose biots. Build the body with mixed dark brown and olive wool. Rib with fluorescent green silk. Wrap a collar of brown partridge hackle and finish with a peacock herl head.

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