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David Knapp
07-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Ok everyone! Lots of good flies so far but I would still like to see more participants. I know there are more fly tiers out there so jump in and share your stuff! This week we are going to do Blue-winged Olive patterns, dry or nymph or both. Let's see both mountain patterns and tailwater patterns if you use something different in each place...

MadisonBoats
07-10-2012, 07:17 AM
David,
Here is my best BWO nymph. It is super simple and I have the tying video on my Youtube page.
Video Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZasEVSgDBsM&feature=plcp

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/387272_10150592714878319_1966970362_n.jpg


Here is my adult pattern....

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/381768_10150613888608319_139341451_n.jpg


I like to bend the eye upward when tying this pattern.

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400108_10150613888673319_221256336_n.jpg

David Knapp
07-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Shawn, why do you like to bend the eye upwards? Just how the fly sits on the water? Great patterns by the way. Love that nymph pattern as it looks nice and easy but definitely still killer...

MadisonBoats
07-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Shawn, why do you like to bend the eye upwards? Just how the fly sits on the water? Great patterns by the way. Love that nymph pattern as it looks nice and easy but definitely still killer...

It helps to put the body down in the film once the hackle has settled in the water. Basically; keeps it from leaning right or left and accentuates the body line. It is amazing how many dry patterns actually rest sideways, upside down, etc.

olesmoke
07-10-2012, 07:00 PM
here is a size 20 floater and one that goes down where the fish lives.Thanks David for another chance to learn and share a few ideas.Be safe
sorry about the walnut stain on the fingers.........:smile:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT1895.jpg


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT1887.jpg

ChemEAngler
07-10-2012, 08:05 PM
Olesmoke,

I tie a BWO biot emerger very similar to yours. Fish on the SoHo go crazy for it. I may try to tiie one up tonight after I get the kids to bed.

Nice dry too!

MadisonBoats
07-11-2012, 06:43 AM
here is a size 20 floater and one that goes down where the fish lives.Thanks David for another chance to learn and share a few ideas.Be safe
sorry about the walnut stain on the fingers.........:smile:


Those are some gorgeous flies Olesmoke!:smile:

flyman
07-11-2012, 09:41 AM
Nice patterns Shawn and Ole Smoky one:smile: I'll have to look thru my box in the next couple days and see if I can find something worth photographing.

David Knapp
07-11-2012, 10:24 AM
I'll have to look thru my box in the next couple days and see if I can find something worth photographing.

We all know you have a bunch of stuff worth photographing so no excuses there... :biggrin: Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...

Great flies so far everyone!

Olesmoke, beautiful patterns and photography as always. Thanks for sharing!

olesmoke
07-12-2012, 06:07 PM
OK where is everyone hiding ? There is box loads of talent here and it only takes 3-4 minutes to tie a bug.Here yea go a little tungsten jewelry to get it down to the bigguns........:biggrin: Im waiting.....

hook:size 18 with a bead
bead: tungsten to match your hook size
thread: olive
tail & wing: hungarian partridge
body: olive biot
thorax: olive / brown blend
wing pad: black biot
one of my Holston favorites



http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT1900.jpg

Breck
07-12-2012, 08:24 PM
I see Walter often on my way to work. Since I haven't the "Vise" yet, I asked if he would participate on the thread. Walter will be the last person to own a computer or cell phone so I asked if he would allow me to assist. He was excited and I will do my best to photograph and post.

Breck

Dark to medium hackle and tail. Grey or Olive fur, White or orange post. #s 18-24.
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s502/breckdavis100/Flys/IMG_0081.jpg?t=1342138160


Pheasant tail nymph, ribbed w/ copper wire,Thorax -Peacock hurl, Wing case -pheasant, #18
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s502/breckdavis100/Flys/IMG_0078.jpg?t=1342138233

ChemEAngler
07-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Just got the kids to bed, but here is my Biot BWO Emerger.

Hook: TMC 2487 #18 - 22
Thread: 8/0 olive
Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Abdomen: Olive Goose Biot
Thorax: peacock herl
collar: partridge

http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=17&pictureid=736

Sorry for the poor quality picture, I didn't take the time to setup my macro photo rig.

olesmoke
07-12-2012, 10:16 PM
now that's what Im talking about........the fish in the aquarium have their noses up against the glass trying to get a better look at these last few bugs...

David Knapp
07-13-2012, 11:07 PM
BWO Emerger

Hook: #18 Mustad 94840
Thread: 8/0 Olive UNI-Thread
Shuck: CDC oiler puff
Body: Superfine Olive dubbing
Wing: CDC oiler puff

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4368/img5575c.jpg

I normally tie this pattern with a much shorter wing (about half of what I did for this one) so it looks like the wing is just starting to emerge but this one kind of got away from me. This pattern is my favorite for tough fish in smooth water...

Cane Pole
07-14-2012, 08:37 AM
OK where is everyone hiding ? There is box loads of talent here and it only takes 3-4 minutes to tie a bug.Here yea go a little tungsten jewelry to get it down to the bigguns........:biggrin: Im waiting.....


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT1900.jpg


hey olesmoke - can you post the recipe?

olesmoke
07-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Sure .... added to original post......sorry I never add a recipe because everyone has an idea and color of material that matches where they are.Be safe

tlshealy
07-14-2012, 12:32 PM
BWO emerger
TMC 2487 #16
Thread:8/0 olive uni
Body: Goose biot
Dubbing: Antron drk olive
Tail & legs partridge
Wing: CDC

http://i49.tinypic.com/23vc6k9.jpg

BWO dry
Saber 7010 #18
Body: Turkey biot callibaetis
Hackle & tail: Blue dun
Dubbing: Antron Dark olive
Post: White poly
http://i45.tinypic.com/2uzt16h.jpg

Here's a couple that I tie, good thing about this challenge besides getting some good ideas, is I'm filling up empty spots in my boxes.
Tad

flyman
07-15-2012, 09:20 PM
I pulled an old ragged one out of my box and photographed it. Nothing special, just an old school BWO Catskill tie. Some nice looking flies this week. I catch most of my flies during this hatch on PT nymphs and wet flies any way.:biggrin:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y166/flyman1/DSCN0157.jpg?t=1342400854

Hook: TMC 100 sz 16-18 ( if I tie smaller than an 18 I use a 101 with a straight eye)
Thread: Uni 8/0
Tail: Cog De Leon
Wing: Dun hen hackle tips
Body: Superfine BWO
Hackle: White dyed Olive

olesmoke
07-16-2012, 08:35 AM
drop all those ragged ones on the floor and I will be by later to sweep up the trash..........be safe