Latex Dragonfly

Materials

Gamakatsu S11-4L size 8
Latex strip cut from a normal latex glove
Mono eyes
Goose biots
Ostrich Herl fibers
Dubbing and wire
Lead wire and 3M surgical tape
Markers

Step by step

1. Bend the hook and prepare the with thread

1. Bend the hook and prepare the with thread

2. Tie in some lead to create a taper profile of the abdome

2. Tie in some lead to create a taper profile of the abdome

3. I like to tape it with surgical tape to further create a smoother taper body

3. I like to tape it with surgical tape to further create a smoother taper body

4. Cover with thread

4. Cover with thread

5. Tie in the latex strip and wire

5. Tie in the latex strip and wire

6. Tie in a pair of Ostrich herl fibers

6. Tie in a pair of Ostrich herl fibers

7. Cover the body with the latex strip

7. Cover the body with the latex strip

8.  Bring to front the pair of Ostrich herl fibers

8. Bring to front the pair of Ostrich herl fibers

9. Bring back the wire and follow the winding of the latex

9. Bring back the wire and follow the winding of the latex

10. Tie in another latex strip

10. Tie in another latex strip

11. Now tie in 3 pairs of Goose biots as legs

11. Now tie in 3 pairs of Goose biots as legs

12. Dub in some dubbing to split the legs

12. Dub in some dubbing to split the legs

13. Fold the latex strip over the dubbing

13. Fold the latex strip over the dubbing

14. Tie in the mono eyes

14. Tie in the mono eyes

15. Again fold the latex over to create the thorax

15. Again fold the latex over to create the thorax

16. Tie down the latex

16. Tie down the latex

17.  Trim the latex strip

17. Trim the latex strip

18. Cut the balance of the latex into a wing case

18. Cut the balance of the latex into a wing case

19. Color the fly with markers and the Latex Dragonfly Nymph is ready

19. Color the fly with markers and the Latex Dragonfly Nymph is ready

20. View from below

20. View from below

Final fly

Final fly

Other pattern possible

Other pattern possible