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Notes: Designed by Andy Burk. Damselflies feed on other insects; primarily midges, mayflies and mosquitos. They appear when the sun is out along the edges of ponds and lakes. Under windy conditions, the damselflies will rest within the reeds where they tend to get knocked into the water. Using the damselfly pattern during breezy conditions near the edges of reeds and other vegetation is the best time to use this pattern. Try damsels in blue, olive and red colors.
You can differentiate damselflies from dragonflies by certain characteristics. Adult damselflies are smaller, and slimmer than adult dragonflies. Adult dragonflies will hold their wings flat, apart from one another, and away from the body. Damselflies hold their wings together either parallel with the abdomen, or slightly uptilted above the abdomen. For this reason, adult damselfly patterns are usually less difficult to cast than dragons since the extended wings do not cause as much twisting problems when casting.

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Blue Damsel
Blue Damsel
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Red Damsel
Red Damsel
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