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The Slinky Damsel

A sleek damselfly pattern for stillwater, where the exoskeleton is emphasised. So many of our patterns are dubbed, and therefore woolly of fluffy. This pattern exemplifies the sleekness of the natural, enters the water and sinks quickly without weight, and is simple to tie. I have been using it for close on ten years now, and it has accounted for some good fish in our stillwaters
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The Slinky Damsel
List of materials
MarabouFloss and hends body quillCopper wireRubber legsbead eyesSLF dubbing
Steps

Step 1

The materials pictured

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 1

Step 2

Start your thread on a nymph hook

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 2

Step 3

I melt the ends of some 15 pound mono, with 2 beads threaded on< and then I reinforce them with UV glue. They make for great eyes for this and other patterns

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 3

Step 4

After tying in the eyes, use varnish or UV glue to secure them

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 4

Step 5

The marabou tail goes in next

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 5

Step 6

Tie in the floss, hends body quill and copper wire

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 6

Step 7

Wrap the body quill and floss forward together, then rib in copper wire

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 7

Step 8

Next position the legs just behind the eyes

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 8

Step 9

Position the far side legs next

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 9

Step 10

Dub some olive SLF dubbing onto your thread and bring it forward between the legs and around the eyes

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 10

Step 11

Whip finish, and trim the legs.

Fly tying - The Slinky Damsel - Step 11

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