Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Hand Full of Olives

As many of you know, I try to tie at least a couple of flies everyday, and lately it's been more than just a couple.  I've been tying for my own use, and for others - holiday gifts.  Here's a handful of size 20 Blue-winged Olive imitations that I use with great success both here in the East and out West.  There's a dozen flies here, although it doesn't look like it.  There are four Mathew's Improved Sparkle Duns,  four Simple Snowshoe Emergers, and four Pheasant Tail Soft-hackle Emergers.  The great thing about the soft-hackle emerger is that I can fish it in the film as a dry, or I can wet it and fish it just beneath the surface, or I can add a little weight to the tippet and fish it down near the bottom.
That's it for now.
Sharpen your hooks.


Rick said...

BWO's were the last of the top water action here in Hancock and the PT soft hackles were HOT in the riffles. Winter on the upper D makes for tough fishing...

Time to tie and gear up for 2014!


Hacklebarney Jimmy said...

Where can I sogn up to get on your christmas list Matt?