Damselfly nymphs are stable trout food in most lakes, but they are very common in slow flowing rivers as well. Last season I had great success with pretty simple damselfly patterns I came up with. I caught some nice brown trout and a few sea trout on this fly.
For this season I have improved slightly on the pattern – which basically means adding wing cases. I have no reason to believe that this will make my damselfly catch more fish – but I kind of like the look of it, and it sure won’t do any harm. Anyway… this is my damselfly nymph for the new season. I usually tie a bunch of these in olive, tan and brown – just changing the color of the marabou, dubbing and the front hackle.
Mic’s Damselfly Nymph
Hook: Short shank wet fly hook, I use Mustad C67S
Tread: Chartreuse or olive
Tail: Olive marabou
Rib: Olive Merino wool dubbing (seal or other substitute will do)
Wing Case: Brown raffene
Legs: Grizzly dyed olive softpatch hackle – clipped on top and bottom
Eyes: Medium size silver bead chain eyes – dubbed with olive Merino woolShare