Posts Tagged ‘dragon fly



03
Oct
14

Dragon Fly

I watch for the visit from the Dragon Fly

that emerges into the world from below. They visit, they land atop my rod.

And, as if to send me positive energy, they stay longer than a skittish, common bug, inspiring me,

then bid me goodbye. Soon I see them coupled, in lusty flight, gliding by in the throes of bug love.

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14
Jun
14

Yard Art: The Trout & The Rabbit

This yard art paver always has a prominent place in my garden. It reminds me of my most favorite past time, fly fishing, as well as it shows the dragon flies…my odd superstitious image.

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28
May
14

Dragon Fly Karma

“Like gravity, karma is so basic we often don’t even notice it.”  Sakyong Mipham

My long time, fly fishing, good luck creature is the Dragon Fly. We have bonded in odd ways over the years on the water. I recently completed some patio tile work complete with a Dragon Fly tile.

photogaphy-tile work-dragon fly tile-design-SwittersBSo imagine my delight, the other morning, when I stood before the new tile work and then looked right above it to witness a visiting Dragon Fly.

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An underwater predatory beast…above water it has always possessed a positive karma for me. It was a nice visit. I climbed an step ladder some 9′ in the air and bobbed and swayed to stay steady while focusing. The images were taken and then my visitor glided away into the morning sun.

25
Apr
14

Camo vs. Bling

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Banded Rock Lizard…Tahquitz Canyon

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21
Feb
14

Nature & the Dragon Fly: Amazing

The ever inspiring Marc Fauvet at Limp Cobra presented this Vimeo vid by Andy Holt. I was so inspired by it for a multitude of reasons: photography, videography, nature, fly fishing presentation, fly tying, habitat, entomology. If you are into insects, macro photography, fly fishing, the outdoors then you need to watch it! Even you photo buffs who focus on urban lines and rock scapes will enjoy this effort by Andy Holt. Please give it a watch and enjoy.

photography-dragon nymph-Andy Holt-fly fishing-SwittersBI took this screen shot during the Andy Holt Vimeo and the detail is remarkable. For the fly tier, the clarity for tying is exciting. The eye structure, the abdomen shape and ribbing lead to the possibilities of materials and flash/segmentation. The legs, darker backstrap are equally important. I have always been enamored with Dragonfly Nymphs as a fly pattern option in stillwaters. 

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28
Dec
13

Dragon Fly Nymph: In the Muck & In the Light……..

dragon eyes muck SBThose Big Bulbous Eyes will attract. In the muck or in the light.

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17
Dec
13

Dragon Fly Nymph: Think Predator

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BRITISH DRAGONFLY SOCIETY

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Predator Beneath

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This Rainbow Trout fell prey to a Dragon Fly Nymph worked slowly along the edge of a weed line. Envisioning the darts, stops and predatory movements in your subsurface presentation is important in successfully fishing a dragon fly nymph. Caught & Safely Released

22
Jun
13

Emerging Dragon Fly

VIDEO OF EMERGING DRAGON FLY VIA BRICKBOILER

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21
Nov
12

Herman Botes’ Papa Roach (Dragon Fly Nymph)

A few days ago I showed a series of Dragon fly nymphs that I have tied over many years. Some have been very productive, some never turned a head. It was a compilation of pictures to show the materials options and concepts.

Well, as often happens with visitors here, they suggest alternatives, better options that others have created out there. The fine folks at FLYLOOPS.NET pointed to a piece at Tom Sutcliffe’s site, which highlights Herman Botes Papa Roach pattern. 

Herman Botes’ Papa Roach Pattern

 

31
Jul
12

Red Hot Dragon Fly: Metal Sculpture

Red Hot Dragon Fly….Always a Goodluck Charm




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