Dragon Lake Nymph
Originator: Danie Erasmus
Hook: #10-12 TMC 2302
Thread: 8/0 olive
Tail: A few olive mallard flank tips
Abdomen: Olive rabbit fir dubbing
Thorax: Dark dun rabbit fir dubbing or you can use peacock herl
Wingcase: Olive pheasant tail tips
Legs: Olive pheasant tail tips
I do not consider myself a Dragon Lake junkie but at the end of the year when I page through my fishing journal I realize that I fish Dragon Lake at least four times a year. The reason for this is that Dragon Lake becomes ice-free long before other lakes in the region, and is the one lake where you can expect good fishing in November.
During my fishing excursions to Dragon lake I noticed from throat samples that the mayfly nymphs of this lake has a distinct olive colour to them. I also confirmed this with fishing friend Brian Smith who has been using olive coloured mayfly nymphs for years on Dragon Lake.