Posted this to show upscale version of dragonfly nymph tied similarly to the Down Under Dragon previously posted. This works in both dark brown and an olive colored version. I use similar materials for both the giant and smaller sized versions. Everything on this one is just upscale.
Posted this to get another comment from Michael Mc Brien. Michael was kind enough to fill in some of my knowledge gaps regarding down under mud eye species. Michael, will this one serve as a representative of the "couta mudeye" you mentioned? I assume I'd need it olive color? Thanks for your thoughts.
Looks like the goods to me Bill.
is the best reference I can offer, couta is the common name usually used for the Aeshnidae 30-60mm or I.0-2.3" usually quite dark in colour particularly as they get larger. Their hatch migrations are a major event on many lakes and reservoirs here as the biggest most cryptic lunkers will venture out of their lairs to feast on them.
Thanks Michael. Seems as if our two lands grow similar (maybe the same) critters. I stopped trying to keep up with all the reclassifications that seem to be going on in aquatic entomology. If the fish bite, that's enough for me but I do appreciate the info and knowledge you share. If our nymphs aren't exactly the same, they sure seem close to it.
Hi Martin. Thanks for the compliment.
I keep meaning to post a photo of my latest "killer" La Bomba style fly. You deserve a huge thanks for steering me to the smaller versions. Size 14 seems to get chomped by everything. I've gone to a mostly all black version that really seems more effective here on my waters than the chartreuse original (I wouldn't have thought that possible but I can't argue with the success).
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