and Brown Trout Fishing Flies|
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.
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.
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
might have to have someone custom tie these flies for you.