Dragon Fly/Damsel Fly Nymph

hook: Tiemco TMC 2457 size 6, 8, or 10 (curved, shrimp/nymph hook, 2X wide, 2X short, 2X heavy)

thread: black, 8/0

tail: olive maribou

body: olive medium ice chenille

eyes: gold colored bead chain

Tie the bead chain eyes on top of the hook near the eye. Use figure eight turns and apply head cement. Move the thread to halfway around the bend covering the hook as you go. Tie on the maribou tail with the length being almost as long as the body. It should point down about 45 degrees. Tie in the end of the ice chenille and move the thread forward to in front of the eyes. Wind the chenille forward stroking the fibers backward after every turn. The last turn should come up under the eyes and end in front of the eyes. Tie down, trim and form a small head with the thread. Tie off thread with a whip finish or two half hitches and apply head cement.