Bob's Deadly Dragon

July 2008

                               Fly Pattern: Bob's Deadly Dragon 
                        Tier’s Name: Erik Simpson         Email: see roster
                        Date: 6.22.08                     Phone: see roster

    Fly Originator and History: Bob with the 100 Mile Anglers, BC designed and 
      tied this fly which he shared with his fellow anglers (thought to be about 21). 

                             How the Fly is Fished

    Suggested line and leader: Wet fly nymph.
    Depth: Intermediate.
    Suggested retrieve: Drop to bottom in about 9’ of water and try a slow retrieve 
      with pauses and an occasional twitch. Then increase the number of retrieves 
      and speed between pauses until you find the feeding depth and retrieve combination 
      that works.
    Comments: The carey pulsating movement through the water has the buggy 
      appearance similar to a dragon fly nymph. This fly fished well at Needa Lake BC 
      in June 2008 despite stormy spring hourly weather changes.
                             Fly Material

    Hook: make /size / length: Dia. 710 or equivalent , 3 x long.
    Thread: size / color /type: 6.0, black or olive.
    Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: no.
    Tail material / size / color: 15-20 strands of olive/brown pheasant rump.
    Body material /size /color: Olive sparkle dubbing like Trilobal (antron) 
      and/or ice dubbing.
    Ribbing size / color: none.
    Thorax size / color: Same as body.
    Wing size / color: none.
    Hackle size / color: Long green or brown pheasant feathers.
    Head size / color: Small thread head .
    Other: …
                             Tying Steps

    1.Thread: Tie on the thread and form a thread foundation on the shank and glue.

    2.Tail: Tie on the strands of pheasant feathers strands by the stem. The tail 
      should be at least 1/2 the length of the shaft.

    3.Body: Form a dubbing loop and insert the mixed sparkle dubbing, twist, remove 
      excess. Wrap dubbing forward, back and forward to form an oval body shape, 
      remove excess and tie off.

    4.Hackle: Prepare a pheasant feather about a shank length. Tie on a short 
      pheasant feather by the tip with 2-3 wraps forward. Wrap the thread  least 
      two forward, one back and at least one forward. Make a half hitch and remove 
      any excess stem.

    5.Thread: Tie on a small thread head, whip finish, cut thread and glue.

                             Erik Simpson, 7.02.08