Posts Tagged ‘Fuzzy Dragon

16
Sep
09

Furry Foam As Fly Tying Body Material

Wrapped Furry Foam Body

Wrapped Furry Foam Body

I have never wrapped furry foam around a shank. The FuzzyDragon (T. Muncy) utilizes Furry Foam as a backstrap over the abdomen/thorax. But, here the tyer wound the material for the body. Some nice flies at this site too; click on the pic to enlarge.

17
May
09

Dragon Fly Nymph (Fuzzy Dragon)

Fuzzy Foam Dragon Fly Nymph~SwittersB

Fuzzy Foam Dragon Fly Nymph~SwittersB

Yesterday, I wrote about the Booby Fly and The Predator, both of which are fished on the bottom via a Type II-IV sinking line, which allows the flies to rise (because of the boobs or the foam) just above the bottom as it is inched along suspended. I originally tied the Fuzzy Dragon as a similar pattern, but the fuzzy foam back has not proven as effective in floating the fly off the bottom. May I just say, whatever. The fly has been an excellent searching pattern. I love the Kaufmann Dragon, but I rate this pattern right up there in productivity. A Fuzzy Dragon in brown or green is excellent.   

20
Sep
08

Ain’t No Sunshine….. (Sappy Stuff on a Summer Day)

Rainbow Trout~T. Muncy by E. Muncy

Rainbow Trout~T. Muncy by E. Muncy

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
It’s not warm when she’s away.
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
and she’s always gone too long
anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she’s gone,
wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
and this house just ain’t no home
anytime she goes away.

Unrequieted love on a green Dragon Fly nymph….next, we will break into a rendition of Summer Breeze, makes me feel fine……lalalala

06
Jul
08

Little Fort Leech & Fuzzy Dragon Deliver

This past Sunday, I was working the Little Fort Leech slow and low with the wind. I had had a successful morning picking up hatchery fish, but of no size.  I decided to switch from the heretofore successful Orb to the Little Fort Leech and to fish deeper water. My plan worked! The only one like it for the day. Yes, it is a hatchery fish, but it was a fiesty trout and for once my son, Tony, was not at the other end of the lake. So, I got a picture. Many fish were caught today, but this one will be added to my special moments. It barely made it into the net. The fish was quickly released and swam away with a strong flex of its’ tail. This fish was caught from a Cascade Mountains’ lake.   

Tony Muncy had an equally successful day and the above homely, little Fuzzy Dragon, in green, bug eyed and all, was a killer fly. Dragon flies came off for hours (not much else until an evening midge hatch) and the Fuzzy Dragon(s) were eventually torn to shreds. The fly accounted for dozens and dozens of trout. Also, productive patterns were The Orb, Prince Nymph, Calico Woolly Bugger, Lightning Bug, Lake Bait  and a lighter green leech pattern. The picture below is of a Lake Bait fly. This pattern was new to us and provided to Tony by a generous lady he met on the lake. He tried it and it was also a productive fly. Tied on a size 10 hook, it was a pretty big fly. You can see it is basically a fat Carey Special with hot red overwing and the Marabou/Chickabou tail. It worked well and that overwing really glowed. 

https://swittersb.wordpress.com/2008/07/10/trout-tattoo-art/

01
Jul
08

Fuzzy Dragon (stillwater dragon nymph)

The Fuzzy Dragon was created by Tony Muncy for a 2002 Oregon Flytying Expo (FFF) in Eugene, Oregon (since moved to Albany, Oregon). Tony was attempting to create something unique (I think he did) and similar to Skip Morris’ Foam Dragon, which floated up off the bottom. This pattern was tied unweighted and Tony used green, brown and tan fuzzy foam. The fuzzy foam was cut into strips and tied in at tail. After dubbing the body, tying in the legs and eyes, the foam was pulled over the abdomen to the eyes, then the area around the eyes to the hook eye was dubbed (thorax). The remaining fuzzy foam was pulled over and tied off. This fly was found during the aforementioned (6/30) archaeological dig in our garage with the Scarecrows. Such forgotten creativity from tying frenzies. The Fuzzy Dragon by Tony Muncy (13 y/o), March 2002      




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