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,
Dave Hughes, “Wet Flies,” 2015,
David Klausmeyer’s “Favorite Flies,” 2020,
Morgan Lyle’s “Simple Flies,” 2015,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:
Mike Valla’s “Tying the Founding Flies,” 2015,
Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box,” 2020,
Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best One Thousand,” 1992,
Terry Hellekson’s “Popular Fly Patterns,” 1976,
Dick Stewart’s, “Flies for Bass and Panfish,” 1992,
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia:

Author: Matt O