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#10787417 - 04/22/15 12:31 PM Dragon Flies for J Moe
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Loc: Smithville, Texas
A couple of proto types for Mr J Moe when I next see him. Pretty unsinkable with deer hair bodies and spun hair thorax. One with a spent hackle wing and the other a synthetic wing
Mike
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#10787541 - 04/22/15 01:12 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
moonriver Offline
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Registered: 08/15/09
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Super nice.
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#10787934 - 04/22/15 02:59 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
RexW Offline
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Registered: 09/24/02
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Nice, but how did you make an extended body with deer hair and get the tip to taper in vs. flaring out??? I don't see any thread on the end of it.

Of course, I realize that this is kind of like asking a magician how he cut the girl in half... I probably wouldn't understand if you told me. roflmao
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#10787997 - 04/22/15 03:15 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
chefmike Offline
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Hi Rex
Its tied on a needle then pulled off the tip of the body is deer hair reversed back on itself............hard to explain. Come to the Tying / fishing EXPO in May and I will show you

Mike
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#10789173 - 04/22/15 09:06 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: chefmike
A couple of proto types for Mr J Moe when I next see him. Pretty unsinkable with deer hair bodies and spun hair thorax. One with a spent hackle wing and the other a synthetic wing
Mike



You are the man!!!! thumb

I bet there is an 8 lb. bass just waiting for one of these. Hope the trees don't get them first, LOL!!!

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#10789510 - 04/22/15 11:16 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
Aggroman Offline
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Registered: 08/08/13
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Awesome! thumb

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#10790645 - 04/23/15 11:45 AM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
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Mike, I purchased some of that wing material. Have you ever used that material for wings on a dragon fly?

I wonder if they will propeller like the ones I tied last year with the plastic for wings. If so, I'll use Ben's trick and add a micro swivel. I purchased some last year but never used them. I was only catching small bass on those flies so I ended up giving up on them.

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#10794313 - 04/24/15 04:00 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: chefmike]
chefmike Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
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Loc: Smithville, Texas
Any plastic spent wings will spin the fly during casting but you could experiment with the material you have brought and let us know
Mike
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#10794478 - 04/24/15 05:05 PM Re: Dragon Flies for J Moe [Re: J-Moe]
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Very nice! hooked
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