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Futzer's Extended body Damsel nymph

tied by Futzer
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northwest US,
Imitation: Dragonflies,
Material List:
Hook: TMC 2487 scud size 16
Thread: Uni 8/0 grey or olive
Body: Microchenille
Tail: Full CDC feather
wing case: Swiss straw
legs: CDC tuft
Eyes: Peacock plastic bead chain

Tie in olive, grey, brown, rust, tan, yellow.
Tying Instructions: Tie in eyes with figure eight wraps, right behind hook eye, add a drop of head cement to eye tie point. Wind thread back to rear of hook, and tie in 2x 2-inch long micro-chenille pieces in the middle. Size the CDC feather and clip to length so it is about 1/4 inch longer than chenille. Grab the chenille and CDC feather with the thumb and forefinger of your left hand at the rear tip, Wrap thread overhand style down the body to the end of the micro-chenille make 3 wraps there and work back to the front, the wraps done the extended body are long and spirals it looks a little like an argyle sock. Wrap 2 wraps at the hook again to finish the body/tail wrap. Wrap thread up to just behind the eyes. Fold the front chenille pieces over the middle of the bead chain eyes, and under the body and tie off just behind eyes, clip excess chenille. Wrap back to the beginning of the extended body and tie in a thin piece of Swiss straw, the Swiss straw is folded over itself so the width is about 1/8 inch, Using a dubbing needle to make the wing folds, tie in two separate wing cases. Trim excess Swiss straw, tie a small tuft of CDC in for the legs and whip finish just behind the eyes.

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