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From the size and colour of the flies you describe I would have thought they were damsel flies not dragon flies.

Yes there is a dry blue damsel you can get but cannot think where from at the moment, if I remember I shall let you know, unless someone else jumps in first ahead of me.

Good luck.


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Here's a pattern I have....



Hook: 6-12 longshank

Thread: As body colour

Body: Abdomen - Red, blue, brown or green floss

Thorax – As abdomen, 2 or 3 turns only

Ribbing: Fine silver wire over abdomen

Hackle: 3-6 strands peacock herl tied false to simulate legs

Wing: 4 matching white hen hackle feathers tied spent

Note: Can also be tied with white turkey marabou herls as a streamer.


Tight lines


[ 30. May 2003, 08:33 PM: Message edited by: John S ]

John S

Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra


Species caught in 2017 Common Ash, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, White Willow.

Species caught in 2016: Alder, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Crab Apple, Left Earlobe, Pedunculate Oak, Rock Whitebeam, Scots Pine, Smooth-leaved Elm, Swan, Wayfaring tree.

Species caught in 2015: Ash, Bird Cherry, Black-Headed Gull, Common Hazel, Common Whitebeam, Elder, Field Maple, Gorse, Puma, Sessile Oak, White Willow.

Species caught in 2014: Big Angry Man's Ear, Blackthorn, Common Ash, Common Whitebeam, Downy Birch, European Beech, European Holly, Hawthorn, Hazel, Scots Pine, Wych Elm.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.

Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.

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If it looked like this then yes, it as a damsel fly.


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DISCLAIMER: All opinions herein are fictitious. Any similarities to real

opinions, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.

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