Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tying the Little Olive Done

The Little Olive Done

The Little Olive Done was originally tied to match those mid-winter, early spring hatches that get weathered out. When the Blue-Winged Olive hatch around you is struggling to take shape, and the dead and crippled begin to pile up in the eddy...This is your fly. Once I see fish begin to appear to be "midging" on the edges when there are BWO's in the air, I know they are feeding on the casualties.

LOD Recipe

Hook:  #16 Orvis Tactical Wide-Gape
Thread:  8/0 Olive-Dun Uni-thread
Abdomen: Tying Thread
Hackle:  Silver badger with Eyed Peacock Herl
Wing-case:  Eyed Peacock Herl

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