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    A buddy send me a kind of cryptic message last week about "dragontails". I thought he might have crossed into Harry Potter land, but when I opened the link, I found myself intrigued. The dragontails are the Large conical chenille tails on the back of these flies. The ones pictured are the small size and hey are about 5 inches long. The barbell eyes are not weighted so they sink once the tail has soaked up water, but are a slow sinkers. I tried one out at a buddys pond and caught 3 very respectable bass in 15 minutes oh these flies. The tails can be purchased at Feathercraft's online store.
    The large size are 19-10 inches long and I see some nifty saltwater applications.

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    I've seen some flies tied with them online, but not in person. I'd be interested to see how heavy they get when wet...
    Lifelong fishing nut. Wish I was fishin, instead of wishing!

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    They're really not too bad. I used an 8wt and it handled them easily. They would be difficult with a 5wt though
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    I'd use the black, chartreuse and a rust colored one for sure.
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    I think those will catch a wide variety of fish. Nicely done.
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    All day long

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    I used this fly for a bit this weekend. I didnt catch a bass because I didnt use it much. I did however catch a fairly large Blackfish on the third cast with it. Nice fight on a flyrod. I am going to dedicate a trip to using this fly and see how it does. I caught several Bass on it, on the initial outing.
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    I would think these are a fly rod version of a senko, or somewhere between a senko and soft jerk bait. Looks nice!
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