Fly Tying a Blue Winged Olive Nymph (Mayfly Trout Pattern)

One of the more prevalent mayfly patterns, the Blue Winged Olive hatches in trout waters throughout the country. This easy-to-tie pattern can easily be changed to imitate almost any mayfly nymph.

Hook: #14-18 1x long nymph
Thread: Brown
Tail: Flank fibers, wood duck
Rib: Brown thread or floss
Body: Rabbit, light olive
Wingcase: Brown or natural duck
Thorax: Rabbit, light olive
Legs: Partridge, brown or natural

*** Some of the popular books used on this channel: ***

Dave Hughes, “Essential Trout Flies,” 2017, https://amzn.to/3lbCZYX
Dave Hughes, “Wet Flies,” 2015, https://amzn.to/33ac3lQ
David Klausmeyer’s “Favorite Flies,” 2020, https://amzn.to/3oeSNMa
Morgan Lyle’s “Simple Flies,” 2015, https://amzn.to/3qB1zW1
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia: https://amzn.to/34U0rUe
Mike Valla’s “Tying the Founding Flies,” 2015, https://amzn.to/354oSir
Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box,” 2020, https://amzn.to/3n3Vakf
Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best One Thousand,” 1992, https://amzn.to/34Q15mp
Terry Hellekson’s “Popular Fly Patterns,” 1976, https://amzn.to/2L4IyvS
Dick Stewart’s, “Flies for Bass and Panfish,” 1992, https://amzn.to/3aGpFs1
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia: https://amzn.to/34U0rUe

Author: Matt O

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