Damselfly adults

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Johnno
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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Johnno » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:36 pm

Thread is red, Tail is GP fibres, body red thread or floss ribbed with peacock herl, wings are pheasant wing, hackle of red cock and grey Partridge on a long shank hook. Old school pattern.....



Johnno
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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Johnno » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:39 pm

This may be better pic..
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I’m not that fussed with the image posting facility on this board as it doesn’t really reproduce the pic properly.



Maniototoflyfisher
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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Maniototoflyfisher » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm

Did my little "trial" today with a "Daves damsel" and a Cochy tied off the end. Had had 10 minutes before the wind arrived and the jumping stopped. Had 2 takes and 2 hookups on the DD - to be fair to the Cochy while there was occasionally a damsel alight on it there weren't heaps flying around. Will try again next time - hope the Cochy starts to pull it's weight and justifies Johnnos faith in it!



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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Johnno » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:14 pm

To be fair, The Big O seems to have more damsels than anywhere else in the country ... (but I did use the tactic in Sth Westland last week and it worked a coupla times..)



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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Dave » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:11 pm

I must confess I have not actually caught a fish on this damsel myself. Obviously I need to find somewhere with trout rising to damsels and catch some!
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Southshore
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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Southshore » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:44 pm

The body I used for the Lk Lyndon damsel was a thin red extended biot tied down with red cotton. a light coloured palmer hackle the first 3rd of the body tied flat and the whole lot smothered in line floatant.
The trout still preferred the humpy though (wonder if damsels were using this as a landing pad?). The pattern was consistent - didn't work in Lks Pearson Grassmere Sarah Hawdon or Marymere either.
Does fishing drive us mad or are we born that way ?



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Re: Damselfly adults

Post by Andy W » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:42 am

Southshore wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Does fishing drive us mad or are we born that way ?
The former...



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