Conehead Damsel

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  • Hook: Mustad C53S Size 12
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Tail: Olive Marabou
  • Head: Small Gold Conehead
  • Body: Dubbed Olive Marabou
  • Rib: Small Copper Wire
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Place conehead onto hook and tie on thread.

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Take some olive marabou and tie in a tail which should be about hook length.

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Tie in some small copper wire that will be used to rib the fly later.

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Dub some marabou fibers onto the thread or form a marabou dubbing loop.

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Wrap the dubbing forward to form a nice, tapered body.

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Wind the wire forward to form about 6 to 7 ribs.

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Add more dubbing to form a bushy thorax on the fly.

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Pick out thorax dubbing to make the fly look bushy. This fly works great when damsels are emerging in SHALLOW water (6 ft or less).