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Olive Loop Dragon

When a fly tier sits down at his desk, he fantasizes of making patterns that go beyond popular fly recipes. There are so many materials to be used, so many different combinations, that tiers get creative and start combining new kinds of hair, feathers, synthetics and much more on the hook. This is h View more...
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Olive Loop Dragon
List of materials
MATERIALS Hook: Mustad 9671 or 9672 (or similar).Thread: 3/0, olive.Weighing (optional): lead wire.Tail: small strap of olive rabbit hair.Eyes: plastic or burnt nylon.Body (abdomen and thorax): rabbit, tied in a loop, trimmed with scissors.Wingcase: olive Swiss Straw.Legs: some rabbit hair, tied in a loop shape, not to be trimmed.
Steps

Step 1

Wrap some lead wire and tie the eyes next to the hook eye.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 1

Step 2

Tie a small and short strap of rabbit hair to make the tail.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 2

Step 3

Make a loop with the thread and place it on the dubbing twister.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 3

Step 4

Wrap the thread towards the hook eye and tie the Swiss Straw over the hook shank, 1/3 distance to the hook eye.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 4

Step 5

Set a crosscut olive rabbit strap on a Marc Petit Jean tool. Cut the skin with sharp scissors, leaving only the hair.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 5

Step 6

Carefully place the hair in the loop and separate the tool.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 6

Step 7

Spin the loop.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 7

Step 8

Once this is done, wrap the hair along the hook shank until it reaches the hook eye.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 8

Step 9

Turn the Swiss Straw towards the front of the fly, tying it behind the eyes and then past them, right until the hook eye.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 9

Step 10

Trim the rabbit hair to shape the nymph. Do not do this at the sides of the thorax, legs occupy that place.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 10

Step 11

Upside view.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 11

Step 12

View from below.

Fly tying - Olive Loop Dragon - Step 12

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