I love this time of year when the temperatures are rising and so too are the fish on our lakes. By mid April generally this species of fly is predominant on all fresh waters rivers and lake alike. As a fly tier the range of colours that would be considered as olives is mind boggling and getting the colour right can make a huge difference weather or not a trout will just chase the fly or take it with conviction. So I have many good dressings for this time of year that cover a range of colours and profiles to hopefully be able to match the natural hatches on the waters.
Thread: Olive twist thread
Tail: Glo-brite no 12
Rib: Hends green wire
Dubbing: Green olive spectra dubbing
Body Hackle: Grizzle cock hackle dyed light green
Wing: Olive deer hair and pearl Krystal flash strands
Shoulder Hackle: Olive hen hackle
When this fly is wet the wing and tail give the trout a good visible target to aim for which can help them chose to attack the fly when there is a lot of naturals on the water also. I do tie this dressing in several tones of olive depending on the time of the month and the venue I am fishing. You will have good catching and sport with this pattern as I have had in the past seasons once you tie some for your box.
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