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Beaded Damsel Nymph

 
tied by deeky
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Panfish,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Hook: Daiichi #1180, size 12
Thread: 6/0 Uni, olive
Eyes: Burned mono colored black
Tail: Olive marabou
Body: Strung 10/0 glass beads, yellow
Wing Case: Turkey coated with Flexament
Thorax: Dark olive dubbing

Tying Instructions: Put 4 beads onto hook shank and into vice. Double a piece of fine ribbing wire (like a bobbin threader) and thread 4 more beads on there, and then run the cut ends of the wire forward through the 4 beads on the hook with a loop of wire hanging out of the back of the assembly. Cut a 6 inch piece of olive thread and thread a single bead onto it, to the middle, and double the thread. Cut a marabou tip slightly longer than you want, then strip some fibers from the butt, giving you a little extra stem to work with. Start the tying thread at the front of the hook. Thread the marabou stem and the doubled tying thread with the single bead into the wire loop at the back. Very carefully pull this through all 8 beads and out the front, leaving the tips of the marabou hanging out the back. Remove the wire, pull the doubled thread tight, pull marabou forward to desired length at the tail, and bind it all down at the front of the hook. Then finish the eyes/thorax/wingcase like you would any other damsel nymph.



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