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At The Vise: Damselfly Booby

Tied by Michael Jensen

A Damselfly Booby fished on a sinking line is a deadly setup for trout in stillwater as well as in slow moving rivers. Damsel fly larvae are active swimmers and their swimming action is very well imitated in this combination of foam eyes, discrete sparkling wool body and lively marabou tail. This one is a winner and never gets left behind when we are lake fishing from the Adirondacks to the Rockies.

Damselfly Booby
Hook: Standard wet fly hook size # 6 or 8
Thread: White or olive
Tail: Woolly Bugger Marabou (Light Olive)
Rib: Chartreuse Flatbraid
Body: Woolly Sparkle Dub (Chartreuse Sparkle)
Wingcase: Woolly Sparkle Dub (Damsel in Distress)
Eyes: Foam Booby Eyes (chartreuse or white)

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