Sunday, July 24, 2011
One of the flies that has really been gaining popularity in my book is the Damsel Fly. I have found quite a few Bass ponds around my house that have a solid Damsel hatch. The Bass are willing to come up and eat a big Damsel Dry Fly, and the takes are cool. There is also always a Damsel hatch at the private trout lake I have been fishing recently. A Damsel to Damsel is the rig of choice, and watching a huge rainbow slam a big Damsel Fly is a truly amazing sight. So in the sport of all this, I've been trying to tie some Damsels. Here's what I've got so far. Nothing I love, but I tested them out this morning and they work. I do really like the full flash wings, which change color in different sunlight and as you move the fly. They also float nicely because of their foam bodies. Here's some shots I took while playing with the new camera.