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Goldhead Damsel Nymph Fly

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  • 12


  • Gold Head

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  • 1-3 Days
  • 3 Pack: $4.80, £3.75, 4.44
  • 12 Pack: $16.00, £12.50, 14.80
    (12 flies for the price of 10)
  • Selection Total: $4.80

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When should I fish with the Goldhead Damsel Nymph?

This graph shows trends of when fly fishermen use the Goldhead Damsel Nymph to fish with and what hooks are most popular throughout the fly-fishing season.

About the Goldhead Damsel Nymph Trout Fly

The early nineties brought the onset of the fashionable goldhead as a must-have fly dressing accessory. I thought I would mark the fact by introducing a new damsel pattern nymph, which also offered various triggers necessary in a successful fly fishing pattern, which this quickly became.

To imitate a damsel nymph, the total length should be approx 25mm (one inch), have a tapered segmented body, a wiggling action, some weight, the ability to dive and rise and also be green!

This fishing fly has been responsible for catching thousands of trout for anglers at Albury Estates in Surrey and beyond.

Expert Tip:

It is always worth spending some time practising tying new knots before you have to tie them under pressure beside the water.

Creator of this trout fly: Tony Hern

Tier of this trout fly: Tony Hern

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water

Pattern Dressings

  • Hook : 12.
  • Silk : Olive.
  • Goldbead : 3mm.
  • Tail : Pinch of marabou fibres,with the addition of some olive crystal hair.
  • Body:Olive magic glass,wound over pearl lurex size 11.
  • Hackle:Softish Olive Cock.

For a Mayfly version of this pattern, tie in white marabou for the tail, magic glass is white, crystal hair is pearl and the hackle is brown, otherwise the same. For Bloodworm variant tie in Red.

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