Dragon fly nymph – realistic imitation by Ruben Martin

The dragonfly nymph ( Odonata , Anisoptera) are very common in areas of standing water with aquatic vegetation and have an important role in the diet of trout in those places. They are very common , but not usually found in boxes of fishermen , often ignored or minimized. Insects are a good size , usually measured 2-4 cm . Because of its significant size , in my experience this nymph imitations require a higher level of realism that imitations of small organisms.

hook: TMC 5262 o TMC 5263
Thread: UTC 70 olive, black ( i used white for better details in the film)
Under Body: Monofilament same gross to the wire of the hook
back: Nylon film
Rib: clear monofilament o,20 o 0,23 mm
abdomen, thorax and head: mixed natural dubbing whit sintetic dubbing…HareTron is my favorit . Olive and brown dark tones are the best.
Legs: goose wing feather fibers, bleached and dyed. Opposed to the classical biots. painting mottled whit vitreaux laquer
Eyes: monofilament 0.80 o 0.90 mm, burned
wing case and head top: nylon film.

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