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Realistic Odonata

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Variation:  Damsel Nymph

Hook: Two hooks are used: 2X long shank, #10, and a standard shank, #10.
Thread: 8/0, colour to match.
Tails: Ostrich herl in colour to match.
Abdomen: Flexibody.
Thorax: Fine dubbing.
Wing pads: Layered raffia.
Legs: Flexi Floss split to fine diameter to suit nymph size and bent to shape with a hot needle, or barred mallard.
Eyes and head: 80lb monofilament and fine dubbing.
Abdomen support: 12lb monofilament.

 

For the full text featuring this fly, refer to the September 2006 issue.

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