damselfly nymph swap

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

  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    its all good, just wonderin where everyone was at. i kind of forgot for a bit.
     
  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    I'll have mine out soon.
     
  4. steeli

    steeli Member

    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

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    Nice hatch!!!
     
  6. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

  7. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Those look like serious fish catchers! Did you use all three colors of rump?
     
  8. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    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.
     
  9. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    Very nice. If the tail olive PR filoplume? Or is it marabou? I'm terrible that the material guessing game.
     
  10. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    haha, i think their called the aftershaft feathers or something. the marabou like stuff at the bottom of the feather.
     
  11. Gary Knowels

    Gary Knowels Active Member

    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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  12. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    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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  13. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

    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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  14. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    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

    I have not sent out a PM with info yet.
     
  16. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

  17. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    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.
     
  18. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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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  19. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    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

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