Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flies With a Story: Bill Long's Dragonfly Nymph

In the prior blog post I commented on Bill Long's realistic dragonfly nymph.  I have now uploaded to Bill's story of this big bad boy.  Included are tying instructions and tips,  fishing tips, and a few pictures including a top view and side view.

The story is indexed at the top of the following page.  It is labeled as story #89:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bill Long's Realistic Dragonfly Nymph

A while back (actually, a very long while back) my friend Bill Long from Pennsylvania sent me a sample of a very realistic dragonfly nymph that he has fun tying and fishing. 

I've drafted a page for the "Flies With a Story" section of my Web site and have sent it to Bill to check for any errors or revisions to the recipe. It will include several photos of the sample he sent me, and some tying and fishing tips.

When the page is ready for the Web site I will post a follow up blog to this one, with the link.  In the meantime, below is a single image to give a sense for the size of this beauty.  The nymph is a bit left of the wooden ruler because I pressed the hook point into the end of the ruler, but you can see that it is very close to 2" in length.