The damsel fly nymph fly pattern is one of the most successful of all large nymphs that catch trout. Adding a blue flash along the tail and as a rib really improves an excellent pattern. The pattern was originally devised by Tony Hern, for fishing in the Albury lakes.
My version has a coloured hackle at the head and a coloured bead at the eye.
The following patterns are available:
Blue bead and dark green hackle
Green bead and red hackle
Grey bead and dark green hackle
All patterns are tied on Quality Kamasan long shank 10 hooks.
It is suggested that the pattern can be fished on a longish (> 9') leader from a floating line, or with an intermediate or sinking line. This version is unweighted, apart from the bead at the head.
This version catches some large trout, especially the red hackle pattern. My largest fish was a 4.5lb Rainbow. I have been told that this version of the fly catches some good sized fish for other fishermen as well!
Three flies are contained in a box and postage is included in the price.