Barr's Damsel Nymph - Umpqua Fly

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SKU: Ump-12485-Size 12


"Damselflies live in both flowing and still waters but fly fishermen target fish that feed  on the nymphs during a hatch in lakes while the nymphs swim to shore where they crawl out of the water and hatch. 

I first experienced fishing a damselfly hatch on Henry's Lake in Idaho. I was using a Polly Rosborough's ( Tying And Fishing The Fuzzy Nymph) damselfly nymph. It was effective but being a fly tier I thought maybe I could improve on it. The pattern that evolved has proven deadly wherever I have used it during a damsel fly hatch. I have found that during a damselfly hatch some of the largest fish in the lake feed on the nymphs as they migrate to the shore."

- John Barr

Fly Recipe

HOOK: Tiemco 200R (#10 - #14)
THREAD: Danville 6/0 (Olive)
EYES: Mono Eyes (Black)
TAIL: Strung Marabou (Olive)
RIB: Veevus Monofil Thread (.1mm | Clear)
SHELLBACK: Thin Skin (Tan)
BODY/HEAD: Sow Scud Dubbing (Light Olive)
LEGS: Mallard Flank (Olive)

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