The Red Eyed Damsel is a South African wet fly that was invented by Hugh Huntley and was made to mimic the abundant Damsel fly nymphs that occur in many of South Africa’s waters in the Spring and Summer months.
Damsel nymphs have big eyes, well-defined thorax, long, slender abdomen, all the triggers a trout is looking for.
In lakes, damsel nymphs mainly confine themselves to weed beds and reeds. In early summer when lake bugs are getting active they start to move around.
This is a great fly for cruising fish in shallow to mid-depth water.
Use the black in the summer months low light conditions.