Posts Tagged ‘dragon fly

12
Jul
17

fanciful fun…

“No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.” Hugh Johnson

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07
Jul
17

fly fishing…

took my grandson, Maddox, out to practice some casting at a local pond. The dragons & damsels were abundant and seeking any structures to land upon…to include the rod.

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31
May
17

Forever…

“There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

17
Oct
16

Stillwater Dragon Pattern…

“Around the seel no tortur´d worm shall twine, no blood of living insects stain my line; Let me, less cruel, cast the feather´d hook, with pliant rod athward the pebbled brook. Silentt along the mazy margin stray, and with the fur-wrought fly delude the prey.”    John Gay, Rural Sports, 1720

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30
Mar
16

Holding on….

a dragonfly on my son’s fingertip…he (Tony Muncy) snapped the pic of the visiting fly.

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25
Jul
15

Dragon & Light…

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21
Jul
15

Stillwater Dragon Fly…

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The abdomen of the dragon fly pattern is densely wound marabou (staggered colors) in a dubbing loop. The shaggy body is then trimmed with scissors or a razor blade (I prefer scissors). A wound hackle for legs and pheasant tail fibers for the wing case over the top of the plastic dumbbell eyes. The head here is dubbing but can be wound marabou fibers or ostrich herl fibers. I do not weight this pattern but prefer to take it subsurface with an Intermediate sink line fishing the shoreline of lakes out to the drop.




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