Uploaded on Dec 30, 2009
Master fly tyer, Bill Black shows us how to tie a Blue Wing Olive.
No one really knows the originator, but the Blue Wing Olive is one of the all time best flies in history. A great pattern for imitating many common species of mayflies, particulary the Baetis, which occur in nearly every region of the Northern Hemisphere. This pattern was undoubtably first tied as a wet fly with quill wings. Hackle tip wings have proven to be much more effective on this popular dry fly.
Spirit River Fly Tying Kit - Blue WIng Olive
Hook - Spirit Hook #D100
Tail - Long Grey Saddle Fibers
Body - Spirit River Fine & Dry Dubbing FDI-038
Wing - Dun Grey Hackkle Tips
Hackle - 1-2 Dun Grey Hackle
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Hosted by Bill Black
Directed and Produced by Chase Vincent Gilley
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