Crunchy Damsel

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Re: Crunchy Damsel

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:46 pm

much improved
I agree, but that is hardly the important bit. What counts is what you find 8-)

As it is Monday - a couple more to try at your Coquitlam tying evening?

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Re: Crunchy Damsel

Post by skunkaroo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:57 pm

No, not tonight. Instead I'm going to be thrashing out a few simple streamers on the Norvise. Walleye have been added as a species for the next set of Canadian nationals, so I need to "fluff" up my stillwater boxes a bit. That said, one possible attendee was asking about soft hackles--I may have to introduce him to the dark arts :twisted:

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Re: Crunchy Damsel

Post by Old Hat » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:04 am

Aaron - just an addition. Wonderful fly buy the way. Have you tried working with ostrich herl. I tie an almost identical pattern for damsels and use ostrich herl for the tail and body. I usually wrap with 3 strands of herl and use about 3-5 tips for the tail. It should give you a smaller build up. I think both of your flies look great, however I do understand the desire you have to get it just the way you want.
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