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Green Damsel Fly

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This pattern comes from Polly Rosborough and can be found in his excellent book Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs. It is a great pattern that incorporates marabou movement. It is equally effective in sizes 12 and 14.

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Hook:Sizes 8-14
Tail:Green Dyed Marabou
Body:Green yarn or fur
Wing-case:Green Marabou
Legs:Speckled guinea fibers

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Tying Instructions

  1. Start the thread close to the eye and wrap towards the bend of the hook.
  2. Tie in the tail and spiral wrap the thread to one eye length behind the eye. (Leave the thread at the end of the shank if using dubbing not yarn.)
  3. Tie on the yarn on top of the shank to the bend. Spiral wrap the thread back to behind the eye.
  4. Wrap the yarn forward and tie off behind the eye. Clip the excess yarn.
  5. Tie to the top of the shank a tuff of marabou as long as the shank.
  6. Tie on a small clump of guinea fibers under the shank so that the tips touch the point of the hook.
  7. Form a thread head, whip finish and cement.

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