Red Damsel Fly Worked Well at PESHS...! #damselflies

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 Bass, 2 Catfish and a little Sunfish. The two Catfish went ~15″, one Bass went 14″, remainder were scrappy fighters!

For more on tying your own Damsel Flies, do check out our article, “COAF Damsel Fly“. It’s a simple pattern that is easy (and fast) to tie!


Log Book Entry: 3/22/17

  • Location: Bethany Lakes – Main Pond (Allen)
  • Time: 17:30 – 19:00
  • Weax: Sunny, Short Sleeve, Windy
  • Rod: Redington Classic Trout 5wt – 9′
  • Reel: Echo Ion 4/5 – 6wt Flyline



  • Tied Red Damse Flies on a whim since the Purple Damsel Flies worked well at Bethany the last few trips; wanted to mix it up and try red!
  • Action was steady with all but one fish caught in the West Pond. The one fish caught in the East Pond was a Catfish.
  • Most strikes were near the bank (which seemed to be the norm for PESHS.
  • Did get two Catfish and one Bass that were larger than what we have been catching lately.
  • Also caught a Sunfish and lost a Bluegill that threw the fishing fly while landing it.



  • 4 Bass – 8″-14″ – Red Damsel Fly – Sz 8
  • 1 Sunfish – 5″ – Red Damsel Fly – Sz 8
  • 2 Catfish – 15″ – Red Damsel Fly – Sz 8



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