Skip's Furry Dragon
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Skip's Furry Dragon

Hook: Heavy-wire, 1X-long nymph hook, sizes 10 to 6. Thread: Olive 8/0 (70 denier), 6/0 (140 denier), or 3/0 (210 denier).
Abdomen: Three or four bunches of dark-olive rabbit fur clipped from a Zonker strip and tied on the rear two-thirds of the hook shank. Tie a small tuft of black rabbit fur on top of each bunch of gray fur.
Hackle: Barred green or olive, or solid green or brown, hen hackle. Trim the fibers from the top and bottom of the fly.
Eyes: Black Vernille. The author likes to place a little epoxy on each end of the Vernille to create eyes. You may substitute black plastic dumbbell eyes.
Thorax: Dark-olive rabbit fur, dubbed heavier around the eyes to form a head.
Comments: The original Skip’s Furry Dragon had pheasant-tail fibers arranged in four groups for the legs, but the hackle legs are just as effective and easier to tie.

 
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