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Old 08-10-2010, 02:46 PM
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Default Dragon Flies

I've had this happen several times as well. Managed to hook a Purple Martin a couple of times in my life as well. Once on the Clinch fishing a sulphur.
Really neat, the dragon flies just caught it and eventually turned loose. The little martin was hooked, and realeased!
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:30 PM
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i worked this summer and last on a NWR. last year there was an intern who did a dragon fly study on the refuge. I learned a whole lot more about 'em back home. And it was neat this past week while fishing to notice the dragonfly species in the park. I defeinately was more aware of those miniature predators this year. A lot of critters and things in the Park ( and the world for that matter) are too often overlooked...
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:03 AM
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Jim, here in the Piedmont I heard them called "witch doctors" till I was on up pretty good size. They've always been a little spooky looking to me and to this day I don't like one to sit on me or hover close. I'll swat at them although I know they don't bite folks.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:41 AM
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Bran--I hadn't heard that description before, but I love it. "Witch doctors" fits quite nicely with Devil's knitting needle.
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:03 PM
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They are called Snake Doctors in Alabama.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:31 PM
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Principal--That's an interesting name too--a variant on the snake feeders I have heard all my life. The long and the short of all of this is that I've got the ideal raw material, thanks to a number of you, for a little essay on these dragons of the insect world.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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Will trout eat those? I've never seen any fish take one, but they look like they'd make a good meal for a decent sized fish. I don't even think I've ever seen a bass take one.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:52 PM
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That's what we call them in Georgia also.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:55 AM
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Catch one, hook it thru its tail and lay it on the water without any weight so it can flutter and hold on....
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:56 PM
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That's real fly fishing!
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