Blue Wing Olive Parachute
On cold Winter Days during a rain or snow event, you may see this tiny mayfly on the water while trout are gulping them down. The Blue Wing Olive loves bad weather. During the Winter months, this aquatic insect is about the only game in town. As the water warms slightly and the other Spring aquatic insects begin their emergence and mating season, the Blue Wing Olive is often on the water too. These species, represented by the Blue Wing Olive pattern is on the water over a long period of time, Winter through early Spring.
The Blue Wing Olive Parachute is an excellent fly for those times. The post is fairly easy for anglers to see, even in the small sizes. The hackle is tied perpendicular to the water which allows the fly to float in the surface film, giving the trout a good view of the fly. The trout see the Blue Wing Olive Parachute well and the angler sees the fly better than other Blue Wing Olive patterns. One exception is the Hi-Vis pattern tied the same way.
If you plan to fish during the Winter or early Spring, a Blue Wing Olive pattern is essential to your collection. A Blue Wing Olive Parachute is one of the best choices for mimicking this tiny mayfly.
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