|Latex Damsel Nymph|
The actual Damsel Nymph
This Damsel nymph pattern was tie with similar technique spin off from the Latex Dragonfly Nymph... as some water have more Damsel nymph and the best thing about Damsel nymph is, they are a swimmer... you can fish them at different water pocket.
Hook - any long shank nymph hook size 10-8
Burned mono eye
CDC puff or marabou as tail
Step by step tying instruction:
Prepare the hook, here I bend the hook, but you can tie it straight from the hook, bending it is just personal preference
Wind in some lead wire about 1/4 near the hook eye, use some surgical tape to taper the body
Tie in the CDC puff or you can also use marabou
Tie in the latex strip
( one of the best latex strip which is durable is Nymph skin by Virtual Nymph ) but I'm using latex strip cut from a normal latex glove
Wind in the latex strip, tie it down
Tie in 3 pairs of goose biots as legs
Prepare the mono eye
Tie in the mono eye
Dub in some dubbing to split the legs
Fold over the latex, tie down as head
Tie down the latex near the last pair of legs as thorax
Trim the latex, keep about 5mm for the wing case
Now trim the latex to form the wing case
Color the pattern with markers
Now it's ready...
It's a very simple and easy tie pattern.... very effective too...