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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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    Nice patterns Shawn and Ole Smoky one I'll have to look thru my box in the next couple days and see if I can find something worth photographing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    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... Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...

    Great flies so far everyone!

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



    Last edited by olesmoke; 07-14-2012 at 12:23 PM.
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