I have a dragonfly fly that came in a fly swap a few years back. I tried it for the first time about a month ago.

It's blue and the dragon flies we saw near us were all bright red. But there were tiny blue ones (or maybe those were damsels...didn't matter...the big blue fly is all I had so I tried it).

It got smacked pretty good by a 15" or so bass. Unfortunately, that knocked ones of the fly's eyes off (it had plastic bead eyes). No interest from anything after that (I think the fly stopped landing correctly once it only had one eye).

Next time I head to that pond, I'm planning to have red dragonfly flies with me. The blue one I used was a slim foam fly and looked pretty easy to tie...