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Learn to Tie Series: Blue Wing Olive

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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.

Products used:
Spirit River Fly Tying Kit - Blue Wing Olive - https://spiritriver.com/individual-fl...
Hook - Spear It #D100 - https://spiritriver.com/spear-it-d100
Tail - Long Grey Saddle Fibers - https://spiritriver.com/strung-chines...
Body - Spirit River Fine & Dry Dubbing FDI-038 - https://spiritriver.com/flexy-legs
Wing - Dun Grey Hackle Tips - https://spiritriver.com/uv2-turkey-flats
Hackle - 1-2 Dun Grey Hackle - https://spiritriver.com/uv2-whiting-h...

All Products shown are available at finer retailers nationwide.

For more information please visit: https://spiritriver.com

Hosted by Bill Black
Directed and Produced by Chase Vincent Gilley

This film is a copyright and trademark 2009 by Bill Black and Spirit River Inc. in partnership with Chase Vincent Gilley and Learn to Live Productions

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