New Zealand Damsel


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  • Hook: Size 12 curved pupae hook
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive
  • Tail: Olive Marabou
  • Rib: Copper Wire
  • Hackle: Black Hackle
  • Wing: Olive Marabou
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Tie in a small clump of Olive Marabou for the tail.

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Tie in some Copper Wire, which will be used for ribbing later.

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Tie in a black hackle by the tip.

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Dub or tie in some more Olive Marabou and wrap forward to form the body.

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Rib fly with about 6 turns of copper wire and then wrap hackle forward to hackle the body.

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Tie in another clump of Olive Marabou and form a wing that is slightly longer than the body.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for those warm June days when the Damsel Nymphs are migrating to hatch.