If you’ve been following @funcfish on twitter you know that I’ve been posting a lot of late night cellphone pics of flies I’ve been tying. While I’m still waiting for a few extra hours in my day to post ALL of the fly pics up on this site I thought I’d put my latest creation on here for you to see.
I kinda winged this Blue Winged Olive with the materials I had on hand in my “rookie bin” but the original design is loosely based on an awesome pattern found on the Tie better” section of a website called Global Fly Fisher
Anyway here it is. I’d love to know what you think (but be kind I’m a rookie!)
If you’d like to try it my materials are as follows:
- Sz #16 dry fly hook (Lightning Strike DF3 SZ16)
- Dubbing – Blue Wing Olive (Waspi super fine dry fly dubbing)
- Thread – olive Ultra 70
- Rib – Gold french tinsel
- Hackle – Olive Saddle Hackle
- Wing – Mallard flank
- Tail – Some old mono from an old snelled Eagle Claw hook
Here’s another pic
Have you ever tied a Blue Winged Olive? Do you have a better pattern? Let me know what you think about mine in the comments below!