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Rainbow and Brown Trout Fishing Flies
Adult DragonflyBuckhorn SpecialHare's EarChernobyl Ant
Clouser MinnowDamselFlyDragonfly NymphCaddis Fly
Madam XParachute AdamsStimulatorWet Dry Fly
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Damselfly Pattern     The damselfly like the dragonfly, is another good fly pattern to have on hand when fly fishing for trout in the lakes of Argentina and Chile. They are much more delicate and of course smaller than the dragonfly.

     You would think that the trout would prefer the bigger dragon over the smaller damsel, but that is not always the case. There comes a time when you just get tired of eating steak and the same desert, at least that's the way I would think if I were a trout. Trout do get tired of eating the same thing. It is as if they get stuffed, but they do not mind picking at something smaller with a different taste. I have found this the case at times and so when fly fishing for the big rainbow trout at Lago Yelcho in Chile I always have on hand the blue braided butt damselfly.

Trout Fishing the Fly

    You can fly fish the same way as you  would the big dragonfly, casting it along the reeds or close to grass beds where the dragonflies land to rest or lay eggs. This pattern is cast with a floating line and you will probably have to use silicon to help keep it afloat. The damselfly is tied on a number 10-12 dry fly hook.

     Because of damselfly size, trout tend to come up on it slowly, but taking it quickly. You have to be watching your fly so as not miss setting the hook. This fly will not give you a problem casting as the big dragonfly. You should have at least a dozen with you. This fly pattern comes also in a green color. If you cannot get them through a supplier you might have to have someone custom tie these flies for you.

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