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
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
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
Maxima Chameleon Leader Material
Maxima Chameleon Leader Material

Maxima Chameleon Leader Material

$4.95
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Wooly Bugger Marabou
Wooly Bugger Marabou
Wooly Bugger Marabou

Wooly Bugger Marabou

$4.99
Sunset Amnesia Line
Sunset Amnesia Line
Sunset Amnesia Line

Sunset Amnesia Line

$4.95
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
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Loon UV Infiniti Light

Loon UV Infiniti Light

$59.99
Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle
Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle

Whiting Red Label Hen Saddle

$12.95
Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle
Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle
Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle

Whiting Brahma Hen Saddle

$22.00
Whole Pine Squirrel Skins
Whole Pine Squirrel Skins

Whole Pine Squirrel Skins

$18.99