damselfly nymph swap

Discussion in 'Fly Swaps' started by zen leecher aka bill w, May 29, 2013.

  1. Jim Speaker

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    Yeah despite all my bluster I've been fishing for six days, just back Sunday, took care of my yard and my gear, and got absorbed with a boat wood work project. Guess I better batch em out, eh?
     
  2. McNasty

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    its all good, just wonderin where everyone was at. i kind of forgot for a bit.
     
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    I'll have mine out soon.
     
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    Busy during the upcoming few weeks so just finished tying up the bugs.
    My swimming armada getting ready to fly.
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  5. Jim Speaker

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    Nice hatch!!!
     
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    Those look like serious fish catchers! Did you use all three colors of rump?
     
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    i ended up using the olive and yellow not the regular. ill be mailing them back when i mail the swap flies, gonna get it all done at once.
     
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    Very nice. If the tail olive PR filoplume? Or is it marabou? I'm terrible that the material guessing game.
     
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    haha, i think their called the aftershaft feathers or something. the marabou like stuff at the bottom of the feather.
     
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    I think I've heard them called both filoplume and aftershaft. Fun material to play with, I was throwing it away for a long time, until I saw a SBS using it and then started to use it in places.
     
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    i got really into them when i saw scott P's SBS's with them. ive been tying lightning bugs with filoplume thoraxes and they slay.
     
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    Heres a new damsel pattern I tied up today. Still playing around with proportions but its pretty good I think. We will find out next weekend.

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    I'm done, zen, have you sent out your address, I can't seem to find it in my PMs.
     
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I have not sent out a PM with info yet.
     
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    the eyes are some black nickel bead chain eyes. the ones i posted in the damsel thread, the originals, had black foam eyes. i liked the one with foam eyes on a sinking line but i like these more since ive been using floating lines lately but still want it to get down a little.
     
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    Ah, got it. The swimming action will dive the nose a bit. But that shouldn't be very prominent when fished micro slow to trout that are selective and expect an actual damsel-pace retrieve.
     
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    Done. Just gotta send em.

    I gotta admit, I really mailed it in with this one. My apologies ahead of time for my ultra simple pattern. It does catch fish... In large numbers at Tunkwa when I used to fish there. Things have been so friggin hectic here I just finally had to pick something simple and go with it. Between work, some family issues, boat issues, and then sending my cell phone for a swim just in the past few days I just haven't had time to devote.

    Plus, I found out that I truly dislike tying damsels for some damned reason.
     
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  20. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I will send a PM out to everyone either later tonight or tomorrow morning. I have one fly done.
     

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