If you fish in froggy water—slow-moving, maybe a bit muddy—you need to have damselfly nymphs in your fly box. They work well in long slicks in trout water or even in high-elevation trout ponds and lakes. And, of course, they’re great for warm-water critters like bass and bluegill in waters where they’re found.
The originator of the fly Tim Flagler ties below, Rob Snowhite, is a guide in the Washington, D.C., area, and, as you’ll see, he keeps a pretty impressive list of fish this fly has brought to hand.
If you’re in D.C. and want to fish some unexpectedly good waters, look Rob up. Who knows? He might tie his damselfly on and put you into some bass, crappie or carp. Enjoy.
— Chris Hunt