Species change. Same pattern just switched the abdomen to a spider shaped foam. This gives a more bulbous abdomen.
I've encountered many different colors and body types. Some of these critters are quite fat in the abdomen not just horizontally but vertically as well. To imitate the fatso variety, I'd super glue two foam bodies together at their flat sides. Will give a very robust profile.
Some dragonfly nymph's are very short (squat) in the abdomen. These species are a much less active variety. They inhabit the lake bottom or lower plant stems close to bottom or simply burrow into the muddy bottom slightly. They don't typically pursue their prey as the long bodied species do, but rather are ambush predators. I'm hoping someone can tell me if they are worth imitating. My logic says probably not since they are much less available to the fish. Anyone with experiences to shed some light?
Where I am from I tie a fly called a gumfus bug that imitates the same thing I tie them up to the size of a quarter and the rainbows in the fall will hammer them hard!!! I will post a pic with your name on it.
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