Many anglers of the Middle West and Southern waters claim that the medium-size dragon-fly and the small darning-needle are both excellent natural baits for several game-fishes in the shallow weedy waters where they breed and live. I have made artificials of both suitable for casting on the surface, dry-fly fashion, to float indefinitely. There is no reason why they should not be most effective lures in marshy, weedy parts of ponds and lakes where pickerel, perch, bass, and even trout love to abide. All fishes feed on the dragon-fly in both its creeper and its pupa state, and, as in the case of the hellgrammite, feed on it in its winged state. Though its service is not in much demand, I think it will grow in favor, and prove after trials to be a useful lure to use on suitable occasions.