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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|Tail:||Green Dyed Marabou
|Body:||Green yarn or fur
|Legs:||Speckled guinea fibers
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- Start the thread close to the eye and wrap towards the bend of the hook.
- 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.)
- Tie on the yarn on top of the shank to the bend. Spiral wrap the thread back to behind the eye.
- Wrap the yarn forward and tie off behind the eye. Clip the excess yarn.
- Tie to the top of the shank a tuff of marabou as long as the shank.
- Tie on a small clump of guinea fibers under the shank so that the tips touch the point of the hook.
- Form a thread head, whip finish and cement.