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bias5246
02-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions for tying blue winged olives in the emerger, dun, or spinner stages?

bones
02-21-2010, 07:19 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_y-lBmAG3meE/Sw3QmmNUqlI/AAAAAAAAAFk/K5X9-O5RzxI/s400/DSCF0369.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_y-lBmAG3meE/Sw3QneDiagI/AAAAAAAAAFo/PbpPE8rKCzc/s400/DSCF0372.JPG

These are a couple of parachute styles I use. With a parachute you can vary the amount and color of the hackle and the tailing materials to match the stages of bugs you mentioned.

bias5246
02-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Those look good! Thanks, I'll try my hand at them.

MaxGoldenrod
03-11-2010, 11:12 PM
These are a couple of parachute styles I use.

What are you using for the tails?

Jeff

BlueRaiderFan
03-11-2010, 11:33 PM
Bones, ever tried tying a green quill for the body?

MadisonBoats
03-12-2010, 10:35 AM
I like to use (Blue Wing Olive) colored biots for the body wrap. You can get them at LRO :). *Sorry BlueRaiderFan; I posted without reading your reply fully...

This is pattern I have been using and it has been good to me. Plus, it is easy to tie up.:smile:

http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bwos/

http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bwos/step8.jpg

BlueRaiderFan
03-12-2010, 10:41 AM
Biots...hadn't thought about that one. I have used a green quill. Don't know if it works, but I've tied a couple and will see later this year.

MadisonBoats
03-12-2010, 10:53 AM
BlueRaiderFan,
Cool! If you get a chance; post a picture! I am always looking for variations in the BWO.

I think I have a pretty good pupa pattern.


Offset hook
I use bwo olive colored biots for body
Peacock Herl Strung for thorax
Tungsten(weight) bead for head

*This pattern kills them on the S. Holston. However, it is not very durable to their sharp teeth-I ran out of them the last time I was up there..:rolleyes:

BlueRaiderFan
03-12-2010, 05:37 PM
Yeah, I need to work on my pupa's. My camera went out the other day, so I can't get a decent picture, but will try in the day light using the camera on my phone.

bones
03-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Sorry about getting back to you late. Iwas on my move to Colorado and just got the computer set up and have had to fight the wife and children for time on it.

I have used green quills for the body but have found on ultra picky fish the dark olive to be much more effective. Pick one up some time a stripped peacock herl will sometimes be a better match.

Also forgot to mention, with BWOs there really is'nt a spinner fall. the females move to shoreline vegetation that leads into the water and crawl down to deposit there eggs. So for their spinners a little olive soft hackle is killer.


Have a Good 'Urn,
bones

BlueRaiderFan
03-15-2010, 01:49 PM
Wow! Thanks for the info! Very interesting.

MadisonBoats
03-15-2010, 02:03 PM
Sorry I could not get a picture with my camera being down. So, I made a simple illustration of my South Holston BWO. Hope it helps! It is not a durable fly, but an effective one-so, tie extras if you plan on using it...:smile:
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=30&pictureid=406

BlueRaiderFan
03-15-2010, 04:10 PM
I like to use (Blue Wing Olive) colored biots for the body wrap. You can get them at LRO :). *Sorry BlueRaiderFan; I posted without reading your reply fully...


This is pattern I have been using and it has been good to me. Plus, it is easy to tie up.:smile:

http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bwos/
http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/bwos/step8.jpg


Is the tail supposed to be that long?

TightLines
03-15-2010, 05:49 PM
Can I ask which is the best hook size for fishing in and around the park? Was fixing to buy a few, but wanting to know what size I should get. Thanks.

David Knapp
03-16-2010, 10:40 PM
Best emerger I've used for large educated trout is a CDC BWO emerger. My version is very simple, using an oiler puff for the trailing shuck, BWO superfine dubbing, and then 2-3 oiler puffs for the "wing" on top... A Zelon or CDC spinner works great when spinners are on the water. For the dun, I normally fish a comparadun or sparkle dun but also like parachute patterns...