COAF Damsel Fly

  • COAF Damsel Fly in Red! #flytying

    By / March 28, 2017 / Article, Fly Tying

    Had a question from a Reader about how we tied the Red Damsel Fly that we used to catch the Catfish at Plano East Senior High School (PESHS) the other day. Below is a short video that details how we tied it. Other than only using two versus three marabou plumes, it is the same… [read more]

  • Red Damsel Fly Worked Well at PESHS…! #damselflies

    By / March 22, 2017 / Bass, Catfish

    Decided to tie a couple of Red Damsel Flies and fish the catch and release ponds at Plano East Senior High School. Started out with a little fingerling Bass, then a Sunfish, and then a nice Catfish! Fun time… liking the Damsel Flies in purple and now in red, too! Ended the trip with 4… [read more]

  • Mixed Bag This Evening at Bethany Lakes!

    By / March 10, 2017 / Bass, Bethany Lakes, Bluegill, Sunfish

    Fished Bethany this evening and caught a mixed bag of Bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, and a Shellcracker. Used a Guadalupana, a Foam Grasshopper, a Damsel Fly, and a PMC Emerger Variant to catch them this round! Fun stuff.. pics and a short snipped of one of the Bass and the Shellcracker begin caught! #flyfishing this evening…. [read more]

  • Bass and Bluegill This Round

    By / April 19, 2016 / Bass, Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

    Tested out a new fly pattern – no name for it yet. Caught a Bass and lost a Bass, then switched to damsel flies and caught Bass, Bluegill, and Sunfish. Will tweak the new fly pattern more, and “test” it out again. Was good to see lots of fish near shore in their beds. Looked like… [read more]

  • Too Nice a Day; Went Fishing

    By / March 27, 2016 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Morning started out cold, overcast, and windy. Braved the conditions and managed to catch one little Bass and lose two others at Bethany Lakes. Later, noticed the sun was out and temps were much better than the morning. So, decided to return to Bethany Lakes in the afternoon. Used a variant of the COAF Damsel… [read more]

  • A Catfish On a COAF Damsel Fly This Time

    By / May 29, 2015 / Bethany Lakes, Catfish

    Slow go this time but did manage to catch a Catfish using a COAF Damsel Fly. Did get one other strike but ended up breaking the line on the hook set. Should have checked the line instead of kept fishing after snagging something underwater. Oh well, still beats working! Did see the City made some modifications… [read more]

  • COAF Damsel Fly Worked This Round

    By / May 26, 2015 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    Tied a San Juan Worm Ball today and hoped to use it this round to hook up with Catfish. Turned out that there were no takers this time. Fished for a about an hour without a strike, and then decided to switch the pattern. Tried a Foam Grasshopper and struck out; did have some short… [read more]

  • What a Difference a Day Makes….

    By / May 15, 2015 / Bass, Bethany Lakes, Bluegill

    Water level receded back to normal level in the Back Pond at Bethany. Big difference compared to yesterday’s flooded conditions. Fished the Back Pond and managed a couple of Bass and a few Bluegill. All went for a Foam Grasshopper with exception of one Bass that was guarding its bed. It went for a COAF… [read more]

  • Three This Round

    Quick trip this round ended with three fish…. First fish was a Sunfish that went for a COAF Damsel Fly. Caught it while trying for two Bass in their beds at Shadow Lakes. Next fish was a Bluegill that struck an Elk Hair Caddis. Caught it at Bethany Lakes’ Back Pond. Missed several others that… [read more]

  • More Bass On a COAF Damsel Fly

    By / March 21, 2015 / Bass, Bethany Lakes

    The Team has shifted to warm water fishing! Hope to get one more round of Trout fishing in before the end of the month. But, as it gets warmer and other fishing picks up, we tend to “go with the flow”. Lately, it seems the creeks and rivers are flowing as it has been raining…. [read more]

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