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Name

Damsel Nymph

Type

Nymph

Author

Peter Buss

Inspiration

That's what it is.

Date concieved

A long time ago

Hook

Traditional wet fly size 10 - 12

Thread

Olive

Weighting

Optional under body of lead wire

Tail

Small pinch of olive marabou

Body

Goose dyed olive

Rib

Fine copper wire

Thorax

Olive SLF

Legs

Partridge dyed olive

Wings

None

Eyes

Glass seed beads

Hackle

Glass seed beads

Tying instructions

Keep materials sparse and slim.

Fishing Instructions

Retrieve very slowly and watch line for takes which are usually subtle.

Interesting facts

Unlike most Damsel patterns this is lightly dressed and is quite small but has proved deadly when fishing is difficult.

Variants