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What kind of variegated chenille is it? Is it just yellow and brown or somethign flashier?

The past day or two I churned out a half dozen size 8 beadchain clousers with congo hair instead of bucktail, a pair of crappie looking flies I saw on another forum I regularly troll and Killy I tried some of those damsels, they are awesome and fun to tie. I knocked out seven.

I couldn't tell what all was on there so i just kinda did my take on them. I used black bead chain instead of what looks like melted mono, tied in on the bottom side of the hook. Then attached the marabou about the tail, twisted it and then wrapped thread up and back down it. For the back i just used a shinyish tinsel... I like my flies to have a little pizazz. Then I dubbed up and around the eyes. I tied three in olive, black and one in brown... I'm out of brown marabou.

They are awesome flies and think they will produce great for me this summer.
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I'm working up a new pattern for night-time browns. Big articulated fly still in the works; I have some tweeking to do on it. I'd name it the Lady-Gaga just because it's so crass yet so beautiful at the same time, but I really don't want to; I just can't seem to think of a more suitable name. Once I finish it and finally learn how to put a picture up on here maybe Ill have to take suggestions for the name.
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ausable, just call it Steve. everyone will tthink your talking about a person when you pull out this huge awesome fly... called Steve.
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What kind of variegated chenille is it? Is it just yellow and brown or somethign flashier?

The past day or two I churned out a half dozen size 8 beadchain clousers with congo hair instead of bucktail, a pair of crappie looking flies I saw on another forum I regularly troll and Killy I tried some of those damsels, they are awesome and fun to tie. I knocked out seven.

I couldn't tell what all was on there so i just kinda did my take on them. I used black bead chain instead of what looks like melted mono, tied in on the bottom side of the hook. Then attached the marabou about the tail, twisted it and then wrapped thread up and back down it. For the back i just used a shinyish tinsel... I like my flies to have a little pizazz. Then I dubbed up and around the eyes. I tied three in olive, black and one in brown... I'm out of brown marabou.

They are awesome flies and think they will produce great for me this summer.
Lancer, glad you tried out some of those patterns. The damsel really is a fun fly to tie since its a bit different than what we normally tie. The chenille I use on the Big Ugly fly is a Brown/yellowish-olive with sparkle flash integrated in the material. Unfortunately the packaging doesn't give the color, so I have to shop a little blind until I find what looks like the right stuff. Fortunately the material doesn't change color much when wet, so what you see is what you get.

Here is the recipe for the damsel (but it sounds like you figured it out fairly well from your description ):

KGs Killer Damsel
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Hook: DaiRiki 125 size 14
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Ext. Body: Olive Marabou, 8-10 strands wrapped with tying thread down & back
Shellback: Olive Thinskin
Thorax: Palmered marabou
Eyes: Melted red mono

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KGs Killer Damsel
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Hook: DaiRiki 125 size 14
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Ext. Body: Olive Marabou, 8-10 strands wrapped with tying thread down & back
Shellback: Olive Thinskin
Thorax: Palmered marabou
Eyes: Melted red mono

Good luck.

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Just wanted to say I'm impressed with your tying. Everything you post on here looks perfect and delicious! Wish I had the time to get that good at it.

Curious, how often and when do you fish damselflies? I've fished plenty of places that have damselfly nymphs in the water, but I have never bother fishing with them. What time of year/conditions do you go to the Damsel? I've never really read anything about them; do they have a routine hatch?
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Just wanted to say I'm impressed with your tying. Everything you post on here looks perfect and delicious! Wish I had the time to get that good at it.

Curious, how often and when do you fish damselflies? I've fished plenty of places that have damselfly nymphs in the water, but I have never bother fishing with them. What time of year/conditions do you go to the Damsel? I've never really read anything about them; do they have a routine hatch?
Great question! I wish I could say I use damsels often, but I don't. It seems their emergence is about as predictable as the weather. A stillwater I know of in southeast Idaho enjoyed a damsel emergence last year that lasted May through August, which is highly unusual. Henry's Lake experiences an annual damsel event beginning sometime in July. When those bugs start to move the fish pay attention, but it's hard to hit it just right. On my favorite spring creek there are some damsels that emerge each year, yet, even though I fish that water quite often during the year, I've never once been able to pinpoint the emergence. I do remember one memorable July day when it was hot, no breeze and you could see fish lazing all over the place. I tied on a damsel nymph and was actively moving it through the water and I watched as a trout nowhere near the nymph came charging from more than 12 feet away to hammer that bug, while there were numerous closer fish who never even budged as the fly passed them - go figure.

We discovered a new stillwater destination last summer and tried many damselfly offerings with no luck, even though the conditions and timing seemed to be perfect. Therefore, even though I've come up with a pretty decent pattern, I don't often have the opportunity to fish it. I guess when they say that timing is everything they must be correct when it comes to damsel emergences. I'll keep trying though, and perhaps I'll hit it just right someday .

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I'm going to give it ago for some bass and bluegill in ponds and lakes this summer, there are always damsels and dragon flies flying around. From what i've read they fish well along weed beds and moss flats and these places just get killed with moss every year which makes fishing hard.

I also tried the south fork special and a midge or two, i forget the name of it, the one with the foam back.. or maybe you mentioned it in another thread?

anyway. the big ugly rubber legs really looks awesome and i've got some brownish goldish variegate chenille but nothing with any shimmer to it so i'll have to keep looking, also what kind of rubber legs are those?
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I'm going to give it ago for some bass and bluegill in ponds and lakes this summer, there are always damsels and dragon flies flying around. From what i've read they fish well along weed beds and moss flats and these places just get killed with moss every year which makes fishing hard.

I also tried the south fork special and a midge or two, i forget the name of it, the one with the foam back.. or maybe you mentioned it in another thread?

anyway. the big ugly rubber legs really looks awesome and i've got some brownish goldish variegate chenille but nothing with any shimmer to it so i'll have to keep looking, also what kind of rubber legs are those?
I think the legs are called Flexi-floss or some such. There are a few different brands, but I don't usually use the round stuff. As for the foam backed flies, I have a couple I like. One is the Deep Purple Peril and the other is an emerger which I call the halfback or fullback/foamback emerger. Here are the pics and recipes:

KG's Fullback/Foamback Emerger:
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KG's Halfback/Foamback Emerger:
PMD:
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BWO:
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Hook: DaiRiki 125 sizes 20-22
Thread: Black 70 Ultra
Tail: Amber dubbing tied as shuck
Abdomen: Tying thread
Rib: Chartreuse Uni wire - x/small
Thorax: Black dubbing - picked out
Wingcase: Electronics packing foam

Here's a YouTube video of me tying the foamback emerger:

KG's Deep Purple Peril Midge:
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Hook: DaiRiki 125 size 14
Thread: 8/0 Black
Abdomen: Black Thread - opt. epoxy
Rib: Holographic Purple Mylar - small
Thorax: Black dubbing
Wing: 2mm white foam

Hope this info helps.

Here's to good tying and having fun doing it!

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Ah, it was the deep purple peril midge... but I tied it in red... because I don't have purple.
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Ah, it was the deep purple peril midge... but I tied it in red... because I don't have purple.
I've tied it in purple, red, and blue, but purple seems to be the best - although I've caught fish on all of them

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