The Boulder Damsel is designed to take the game up a notch from the usual woolly bugger at lakes where damsel flies and dragon flies are buzzing around. The fly uses a woven wire body to give it a life like appearance as well as some extra weight. The woven body looks more complicated than it is and is actually pretty fun to tie once you get in the rhythm.
Hook: Size 6-10 streamer hook (I used a sized 8 hook with a slight curve for this example)
Tail: Black Marabou and a strand or two of flash
Wire: Black and green
Body: Black/green dubbing mix
Eyes: Small tungsten dumbbell eyes, silver
Head: Black/green dubbing mix
These are the colors I used for this particular tie, but swap colors for what you think is best at the lake you are heading to.
Use other color combinations depending on the local bug life in your lake and it will improve the pattern!
A fun fly to fish and tie, I hope it brings a few people some luck on their favorite lakes!
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Dude that thing looks great.