Bass Damselfly Dry Fly
Last summer many of you asked me to develop a better Blue Damsel Dry Fly for smallmouth bass than the existing patterns. After studying the feeding habits of the bass when they were taking natural damselflies I realized we needed to cover two needs with one fly. Those bass we see jumping to take the naturals in mid-river responded best to a dry damselfly I could skate across the river. The bass feeding on drifting natural damselflies against the grass beds on the sides of the river were easily caught with a fly which could be fished with a noisy strip-pause-strip action (much like we accomplish with the Shenandoah Blue Popper). After a great amount of experimenting, our new Murray's Bass Damselfly Dry Fly evolved. It is very productive in all types of water and is tied to be a durable pattern with good floatation. You don't have to dress this fly with dry fly floatant but it will float better if you apply a floatant such as Scientific Anglers Dry Fly Floatant periodically (especially if you are skating this fly in faster current). The red color is being discontinued, therefore it is on sale while supplies last.