Matching the Damselfly Hatch

May 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

“The life-like replication of a damsel nymph on it’s way into the shallow water to emerge as an adult is obtained by short casts of the fly to about 10 feet from the shoreline. Allow the fly to sink a little and then retrieve it at a steady pace. The fly should travel at about 5 seconds per foot.” R.J. Mere provides a good intro to fishing damselfly patterns on SeacoastOnline.com.
For more on damselflies, read Evelyn Spence’s “Damselfly Days” on MidCurrent.