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Old 07-17-2010, 02:36 PM
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Default Damselfly-take 1

Lakes and streams are teeming with these around here.

Inspired by Tob1's thread
Damsel fly

I put these together.
Criticism welcomed.
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:42 PM
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This is a Tremendous Fly Boreal.....And if I were going to bet a great Fish catcher
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:22 PM
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Nice Damsel; I particularly like the wing effect that you achieved and the sparseness of the legs looks just right to me.

I agree with FlySlinger, that pattern will catch fish! Go give it a try and let us know what you get.

FYI - chasing Tob1 is apt to turn to out be a lifelong pursuit!

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Beautiful looking fly. I think that a parachute version would be very effective also.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:51 PM
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Great looking nymph. We also have damsels up the wazoo, but I've never caught a fish on a damsel dry, in fact I've never seen a fish take an adult damsel. BUT, they go crazy after the nymphs. Here's one I love to fish with. No eyes, but I'm going to talk Joni into tying some with eyes. Any thoughs on blind damsel nymphs or ones with eyes.
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Default Re: Damselfly-take 1

Boreal, very nice looking fly; the Smallies will love it. Eyes or no eyes on Damsel nymphs? I like eyes on the nymphs I tye; but they seem to keep working even if the eyes get broken off.

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Old 07-19-2010, 09:55 AM
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Great looking nymph. We also have damsels up the wazoo, but I've never caught a fish on a damsel dry, in fact I've never seen a fish take an adult damsel. BUT, they go crazy after the nymphs. Here's one I love to fish with. No eyes, but I'm going to talk Joni into tying some with eyes. Any thoughs on blind damsel nymphs or ones with eyes.
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Boreal: Great looking flies! I have to agree with Mojo, I have never caught a fish on a damsel dry. I also have never seen a damsel dry taken by a trout, but it might be possible. I really like fishing damsel nymphs!

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:57 PM
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Larry, I would totally agree with you and Mojo except ONCE at band camp........seriously, I was guiding at the lodge. Went out one evening to fish one of the lakes and the trout were exiting the water a foot to catch one of the little blue helicopters.
That has been the only time I have seen this.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Damselfly-take 1

Trout...dunno.
I mostly fish basses.

I tried a different wing after I did 1/2 a dozen of these. I used a flat back ribbon that looks more realistic (to me, from the top).

They throw like junk and sink like a rock.

The deer hair winged ones took me 4 decent smallies and dozen or so rock bass outta Huron Dan's namesake though.

I'll usually add eyes more for my sake and aesthetics than any magical fish catching properties.

I fish 99% dry.
I have zero experience fishing nymphs or sink tip or even with a bobber thingy.
That may change but I'm happy to fish my game even if it means fewer fish thus far.
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