Saturday, March 17, 2018

Blue-Winged Olive Emerger Replacements

BWO Emergers


This is one of the few Pheasant Tail patterns I tie. I admittedly have never been a fan of the PT Nymph. I know, calm down, I get the same reaction from most of my fishing partners as well.  It's just that over the past 50+ years the PT and I have never bonded.  But when I do tie them, its in the form of this emerger pattern. I was down to 6, so I bumped the count back up to an even dozen.  


BWO Emerger 

Hook:  Orvis #18 curved shank
Thread:  Olive Dun
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Abdomen:  Pheasant Tail
Rib:  Fine Copper Wire
Thorax:  Peacock Ice Dub
Wing-case: Dun-Dyed Turkey Flat
Legs:  Pheasant Tail