Squirrel Damsel Nymph

Cheech - December, 2018

When it comes to cruising fish that are feeding during a heavy damsel hatch, thin is the name of the game. Curtis and I were fishing a good damsel hatch this summer, and we watched big fish after big fish come up to our flies only to window shop them and turn away. We learned the hard way that our flies were probably too thick and they didn't have enough movement. Singe that trip, I have racked my brain and I've come up with lots of different variations that are anywhere from really complicated to super simple. This fly is kind of in-between and has just enough buggy properties and a long wiggly tail. This one is completely weightless, and is designed to be fished near the top of the water column, and it can also be tied in darker olive and tan. Best of all is that it's just simple enough to crank out several dozen before your next trip!
~ Cheech 

Material List
  • Hook: Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet - 12
  • Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Red
  • Eyes: Maxima Chameleon Leader Material - 30 lb
  • Tail: Wooly Bugger Marabou - Olive
  • Dub 1: Whole Pine Squirrel Skins - Fl. Chartreuse
  • Dub 2: Ice Dub - Olive Brown
  • Ribbing: Midge Sparkle Braid - Rootbeer
  • Hackle: Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle - Grizzly Dyed Yellow
  • Optional Hackle: Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle - Mottled Gray Dyed Golden Olive
  • Optional Eyes: Sunset Amnesia Line - 20 lb - Red
  • Tools Used: Loon UV Infiniti Light, Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

$1.99
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Maxima Chameleon Leader Material
Maxima Chameleon Leader Material

Maxima Chameleon Leader Material

$4.95
Wooly Bugger Marabou
Wooly Bugger Marabou
Wooly Bugger Marabou

Wooly Bugger Marabou

$4.99
Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook
Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook

Hanak H 230 BL Standard Nymph Hook

$8.95
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Sunset Amnesia Line
Sunset Amnesia Line
Sunset Amnesia Line

Sunset Amnesia Line

$4.95
Hends Spectra Dubbing
Hends Spectra Dubbing

Hends Spectra Dubbing

$2.99
Midge Sparkle Braid
Midge Sparkle Braid

Midge Sparkle Braid

$2.25
Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet
Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet

Firehole Sticks 633 Nymph & Wet

$7.25
TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook
TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook

TMC 5263 Nymph & Streamer Hook

$28.65
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Infiniti Light

Loon UV Infiniti Light

$59.99
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 12/0

$3.50
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

$3.50