Barr’s Damsel Nymph Blog-Post & Recipe:
In this week’s episode of Tying Tuesdays, watch as Brady Laehr ties the John Barr’s Damsel Nymph!
Summer time and Damselflies. What a time to be out on a belly boat or casting from shore into a vast body of stillwater. This Damselfly nymph created by the ultra-inventive fly tyer John Barr is a winner for sure. Tied on a 2x long shank hook, the profile works great as a Damsel Nymph imitation. This fly is best fished in the summer months when you see a lot of Damsel adults flying close to the water’s edge. Matching the swimming movement of a Damsel, this fly is best fished with a strip-strip-pause retrieve. If you haven’t tried still water Damsel fishing, definitely give it a shot. Big fish are always looking for this substantial meal.
Barr’s Damsel Ingredients List
Hook – Tiemco 2302 10 – 14
Thread – UTC 70 Olive
Eyes – Mono eyes XS
Rib – 3x Monofiliment
Dubbing – Blend 70% Superfine Pale Evening Dun / 30% Ice Dub Lt Olive
www.avidmax.com/hareline-hareline-ice-dub/ (Ice Dubbing)
Legs – Mallard Flank Lt. Olive
Backing – 1/8″ Scud back clear
Tail – Woolly Bugger Marabou Olive
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