Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rubber-Legged Dragon Tying Instructions

Here is my favorite bluegill fly.  Yeah I know they will eat anything but the sooner you catch your limit for fish tacos the sooner you can fish for bass and this one outfishes all the other flies I use for bluegill.  This fly was originated by Carter Nelson.

Carter's Rubber-Legged Dragon - Bluegill Fly
Hook: TMC 5262 #10
Thread: Olive Uni 6/0
Eyes: Medium Gold Beadchain Eyes
Tail: Olive Arctic Fox
Body: Olive Chenille
Legs: Barred Chartreuse Rubber Legs
Hackle: Olive Grizzly Hen Hackle
Head: Olive Dubbing

Step 1: Tie in eyes using figure eight wraps.

Step 2: Tie in tail
Step 3: Tie in chenille.  Tie in rubber legs on both sides of the body at the two-thirds point on the shank.

Step 4: Wrap chenille.  One wrap will go right over where you tied in the rubber legs.

Step 5: Tie in and wrap hen hackle.

Step 6: Dub head and whip finish.





3 comments:

  1. Hey Ryan, returning the visit. Looks like we started bloggin about the same time.

    I like the fly. Good quick tie. Ever try it on carp?

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  2. I have used it for carp and it works well. I have a tough time passing up a san juan worm though as my go to for carp.

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  3. Hey nice fly but the guy who invented it is named Carter Nelson, not Nelson Carter.
    Thanks for the acknowledgement.
    Carter

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