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bias5246 02-21-2010 04:50 PM

Blue winged olives
Does anyone have any suggestions for tying blue winged olives in the emerger, dun, or spinner stages?

bones 02-21-2010 07:19 PM

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


Originally Posted by bones (Post 77023)
These are a couple of parachute styles I use.

What are you using for the tails?


BlueRaiderFan 03-11-2010 11:33 PM

Bones, ever tried tying a green quill for the body?

MadisonBoats 03-12-2010 10:35 AM

My Favorite BWO Pattern!
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:

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

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,

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