has anyone seen or heard of dragon fly imitations . I see bass smashing these things everynight and would like to get on a few with my fly rod .......I seen a bird get picked off by a bass last night at my new favorite fishing hole
I have seen the exact same thing happen on my favorite bass water. The minute a dragonfly lands, or even a damselfly, it gets demolished. I mean usually not two seconds after it lands on the water. Bass will even slash and boil at ones that are flying several feet over the water. This occurs even during the middle of the day.
I have seen a dragonfly imitation in bass pro shops. I will look for it again and post what it is.
Fishinguitars --- Last time I was at RMA, a guy caught a pretty nice Bass (of a tube jig). Anyway, it had a blue dragonfly in it's mouth. I looked a few places, and found a fly real similar to the dragonfly. It's the Orvis Gibson's Dragonfly. I think the biggest size is a 6. I bought 2, but haven't tried them yet. I can't see why they wouldn't work. Watch Sportsman's warehouse. There fly selection has grown, and they're only 99 cents. (last time I was there, they only had smaller, green dragonflies).
I'm an idiot w/ a fly rod, but hopefully will catch one w/ a bobble w/ those flys. ;D
Try looking at some of the Blue Damselfy imitations....they work. Ive got some larger ones that look very similiar, if not exactly like a dragon fly. size 6 or 4s should work. i would fish them right on the surface, with little movement.
Haven't tried it myself b/c my main weeded lake where I'd like to really put it to the test (used to have tons of big dragonflies living on weedbeds), is now chalk full of water, with no emergent weeds (or dflies), and has been fishing about as well as my kitchen sink this year so I've held off.
Most of my bass the past month have come on 4-6" grubs and skirtgrubs painfully slow-crawled and hopped in deep water with heavy weights and beads, no topwater love. Shad are taking over the planet but can't get anything to bite a spinnerbait, spoon, traps or any other shad immitating lures and it's driving me nuts. Hoping that will all turn around with the upcoming seasonal change... Anyway, sorry to digress, good luck with the flies and tight lines to all!