5 great damsel fly patterns for trout

Damsel fly patterns work all year round for stillwater rainbow trout. Here are five easy to tie damsel fly patterns to try.

5 great damsel fly patterns for trout
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5 great damsel fly patterns for trout
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5 great damsel fly patterns for trout
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1. Andy Pandy's Blue flash damsel

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Hook: Partridge Ideal Streamer size 8
Bead: Orange brass 3.2mm bead
Thread: Veevus 8/0 olive
Rib: Gold wire
Flash: Teal tinsel
Tail: Olive marabou feather
Body: Teal tinsel
Hackle: Olive grizzle hackle

2. Davie McPhail's Blue flash damsel

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Hook: Classic lure hook size 10
Bead: Tungsten 3mm bead in gold
Thread: Uni 8/0 olive
Rib: UTC Ultra Wire small chartreuse
Flash: Loop Clearwater Green flash
Tail: Olive marabou feather
Body: Uni Mylar copper blue
Body: Olive chenille
Hackle: Olive cock hackle

3. Matthew Pate's Camo damsel

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Hook: Wet Supreme size 10
Bead: 3.2mm blue brass bead
Thread: Olive thread
Flash: Peacock crinkle flash
Body: Neon 15 blob fritz in camo olive
Tail: Olive marabou

4. Hywel Morgan's flashback damsel

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Hook: Size 8 hook
Bead: 4mm tungsten rainbow bead
Thread: Black thread
Flash: Peacock crinkle flash
Rib: Gold wire
Body: Dubbed marabou
Tail: Olive marabou feather

5. Mak's Stretchy olive damsel nymph

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Hook: Size 10 long shank
Bead: Red 2mm bead chain
Thread: 6/0 light olive thread
Throat: Light olive synthetic dubbing
Body: 1mm clear stretch beading elastic
Tail: Olive marabou feather

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