I have returned from Cuba to have Covid and should be clear of it by the end of this week and will resume orders 18-19th March. Sorry about this but my customers safety is paramount and I will be sending out a lot of freebies for your wait, thanks for your Patience and Custom. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ BELOW BEFORE ORDERING, MARABOU 3 WEEK LEAD TIME AND FLIES UP TO 10 WEEK LEADS TIME. IF YOU ARE PLACING FLY ORDERS, BE AWARE OF UP to 10 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY AS I DO ALL THE FLIES MYSELF AND I AM VERY BUSY. MARABOU UP TO 3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY AS AGAIN I DO ALL THIS MYSELF AND IT IS VERY POPULAR. Due to the Virus Restrictions please NOTE I will be shipping orders once a week on FRIDAYS and if I can fit any other day’s midweek Until further Notice, STAY SAFE ALL Regards Dave.

Dave's Damsel - As Featured in the Trout Fisherman Mag

Regular price £1.75 Sale

This is the best damsel I have ever used, consisting of nearly all marabou it has loads of movement and life to it. It has caught me many fish and won many small Still-water competitions for me.

It has all the life and action needed to get those fish to have a look and when they do they nail it.

I used it in the Airflo Small Still-water's competition with my team mates Jeremy Lucas (Many times capped for England) and Robbie Bell another England Internationalist . I managed to land 59 fish that day with most of them on the damsel, the fishery owner’s comments were

”I have never seen anything like that before”

This fly is dynamite and catches fish all over, best fished with a Fig of Eight retrieve.


2016 Canada win the Commonwealth Championships with the help of his fly on their Still-water Sessions.


Top Fly Pattern, I would not be without it. I used it with good success at the Worlds in Vail Colorado 2016

Now available in new sizes and on Barbless Hooks

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IMPORTANT as I tie all these flies myself there is normally a wait time of up 10 weeks so please make sure you leave ample time when you are ordering. If you require them quicker then please contact me first.