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#9864486 - 03/28/14 10:06 PM COAF Damsel Fly
fshng84 Offline
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Here is a variant of the Damsel Fly that may be of interest to some fishermen. It's tied with a Bead Chain and fished with the hook bend riding up to reduce snags while fishing it on the bottom. Seems to work well for us this time of year. COAF Damsel Fly.

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#9864634 - 03/28/14 11:27 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
moonriver Offline
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Thanks for sharing.
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#9864930 - 03/29/14 08:21 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
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Simple and potent. Nice pattern!
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#9865022 - 03/29/14 09:05 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Thanks moonriver and rrhnye56! Getting ready to tie one in a size 12; going to see how it works on Bluegill and Sunfish. Hope to give an update later today.

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#9865500 - 03/29/14 03:40 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
chefmike Offline
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Nice, keep us posted
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#9866407 - 03/29/14 11:13 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Slow start today but did manage to hook a few Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, Longear Sunfish. No Bruisers but did lose one Size 12 COAF Damsel Fly to a decent Bass that broke the line. Then, lost the other fishing fly to a snag. Going to tie more to re-fill the fly box. Today's Video

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#9866488 - 03/30/14 12:05 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
moonriver Offline
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Very nice!
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#9868441 - 03/30/14 11:23 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Thanks moonriver!

Good thing I tied a couple more in Size 12. Ended up being the only fishing fly that worked for me today... caught three Bass from the Catch and Release Ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Fun stuff...! All went for a COAF Damsel Fly. Today's Video.

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#9870117 - 03/31/14 03:12 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
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I tie something similar to this. I really didn't know what to call it. But mine is tied more sparsely, and catches the heck out of sunfish. Bead chain eyes about 1/3 way back. Tie in marabou feather as tail. wrap the rest of the marabou feather up the hook shank as dubbing. tie it off and cement head. Takes a few minutes to tie, and the perch can't leave it alone. You can add copper wiring in the opposite direction to make it a little more sturdy.
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#9872911 - 04/01/14 12:12 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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swalker,
That's the one I tie. I really want to try this one, tho.

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#9872986 - 04/01/14 12:37 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: swalker9513]
moonriver Offline
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I will try to tie one this way.
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#9875437 - 04/02/14 07:51 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
Crazy4oldcars Offline
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A good tutorial for the Marabou Damsel nymph:
FAOL Marabou Damsel

Kirk
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#9898305 - 04/10/14 06:25 PM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Thanks moonriver!

Good thing I tied a couple more in Size 12. Ended up being the only fishing fly that worked for me today... caught three Bass from the Catch and Release Ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Fun stuff...! All went for a COAF Damsel Fly. Today's Video.


Not able to make it out today but did make a few COAF Damsel Flies... went with purple marabou. Hope to try them soon!


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#9901898 - 04/12/14 01:38 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Thanks moonriver!

Good thing I tied a couple more in Size 12. Ended up being the only fishing fly that worked for me today... caught three Bass from the Catch and Release Ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Fun stuff...! All went for a COAF Damsel Fly. Today's Video.


Not able to make it out today but did make a few COAF Damsel Flies... went with purple marabou. Hope to try them soon!


Fished the purple marabou COAF Damsel Fly Friday evening. Looked like it worked; caught Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, and even a Crappie. Lost two of the four tied the other day; both to break-offs. Gotta try heavier tippet next round.


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#9902423 - 04/12/14 11:45 AM Re: COAF Damsel Fly [Re: fshng84]
moonriver Offline
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That's very cool video.
What fly line are you using? Thanks.

Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Thanks moonriver!

Good thing I tied a couple more in Size 12. Ended up being the only fishing fly that worked for me today... caught three Bass from the Catch and Release Ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Fun stuff...! All went for a COAF Damsel Fly. Today's Video.


Not able to make it out today but did make a few COAF Damsel Flies... went with purple marabou. Hope to try them soon!


Fished the purple marabou COAF Damsel Fly Friday evening. Looked like it worked; caught Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, and even a Crappie. Lost two of the four tied the other day; both to break-offs. Gotta try heavier tippet next round.

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