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    Default Tying Challenge: Week 4

    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...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    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



    • Here is my adult pattern....



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

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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Knapp View Post
    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.
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    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.........




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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesmoke View Post
    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.........
    Those are some gorgeous flies Olesmoke!
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    Default Walter Babbs' BWO

    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.



    Pheasant tail nymph, ribbed w/ copper wire,Thorax -Peacock hurl, Wing case -pheasant, #18

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    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



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

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    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...
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