A quick and simple adult damsel with an extended body maid from braided backing line. A pattern that works wonders during the summer months on lakes with prolific damsel hatches.
#FRIDAYFLYTYING: This foam beetle is a great pattern not only for fishing streams and rivers, but also for stillwater applications as discussed by our friends at the @stillwater_fly_fishing app, specifically along wind-blown banks. It’s a very quick pattern to tie up, and it’s applicable in a range of sizes!
– Hook: W501/W501BL
– Hackle for Legs
– Estaz Chenille
I can think back to when I first started tying flies, and I remember with a lot of fondness, tying up Stimulators for use on the local lakes. The flies were nice and substantial, piling up quickly on the bench. Even on the water, the flies performed quite well, but with new materials, comes new ways to seat them onto a hook. The Foamulator is a fully loaded take on the classic Stimulator pattern used to imitate stoneflies and salmonflies. The fly includes a strip of foam into the design, a hi-vis indicator in the wing, and some action imbuing rubber legs. The densely wrapped hackle and foam should keep this fly floating high for hours. The video shows the GoldenStone version of the fly being tied, but it can be tied in a number of colors to match the naturals.
Foamulator Fly Tying Recipe
Hook: #04-10 Tiemco 5212
Thread: Orange Veevus 14/0
Tail: Golden Brown Dyed Deer Body Hair
Back: Gold 2mm Thin Foam
Rear Body: Golden Brown Ice Dubbing
Rear Body Hackle: Brown Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Underwing: Yellow Web Wing
Overwing 1: Golden Brown Dyed Deer Body Hair
Overwing 2: White McFlylon or Poly Yarn
Legs: Yellow Medium Grizzly Barred Rubber Legs
Head: UV Red Ice Dubbing
Head Hackle: Grizzly Whiting High and Dry Rooster Cape