Damselfy nymphs are atop the big fish menu in stillwaters

In episode 15 of The February Room we sit down with Greg Munther to discuss a lifetime of fly fishing wanderings. Greg confides that he now spends a great deal of his time searching for the biggest trout he can find, the 10-15 lb. goliaths that lurk in lakes he won’t tell you about. This upper-echelon of trout grow to such proportions on a steady diet of damselfly nymphs. In typical Munther-fashion, he was rather nondescript on the specific fly pattern he creates to imitate this food source, but allowed that marabou is an important component. Based on this tidbit, we’ve done our best to provide an effective lake pattern tied with an olive ‘bou tail, pseudo-seal dubbing, and a glass bead.