DAMSEL FLIES FOR BLUEGILL (part II) - Bob Boese - Dec 31, 2012
DAMSEL FLIES FOR BLUEGILL (part II)
As the weather warms, May/June in the south and June/July farther north, mature damselfly nymphs climb onto a structure to molt into the adult stage. Curiously, the newly hatched adults are not homebodies and usually leave their pond as soon as they are capable of flying and may not return for weeks. Because of some instinct science has yet to fully identify, most damsels do return to feed and breed. Adult damselflies live for a couple of weeks to a few months after molting. For this limited period, dry flies for damsels might be somewhat effective. Unfortunately, that somewhat is not as common an occurrence as we would like to believe.