I've learned the last few years that dragon flies think your fly rod is one long dragonfly. I've had them land close to me countless times. Usually moving the rod scares them off. Today this one was determined to hang on for awhile.
This is an Arrowhead Spiketail and at nearly 4inches long they look like they can pluck a blue gill right from the water. There's something about dragonflies that I find fascinating.
4 of the last 6 or so bass I've caught have still had dragon fly guts in their mouth. Summer is definitely here. Great picture.ReplyDelete
I find them fascinating too Kevin. I like damsels much better though, especially with a little of Franks Hot Sauce.ReplyDelete
Yup, they sure seem to hover and wait for an opportunity to get acquainted with the fly rod. They are a bit more spooky than the slimline Damselfly. By the way, copied your great picture to share with my daughter, who is a Dragonfly fan. I swear everything she owns has a Dragonfly on it.ReplyDelete
I agree with Phillip bass will nail the big Dragonflies anytime. By the way that image is worth framing. Thanks for sharing
Awesome picture! Around here it seems to be the damselflies that really like fishing gear, especially braided line.ReplyDelete