Monday, January 26, 2015

Featured Fly - Thread Body Olive Nymph

Winter time around a tailwater means it's time to fill the fly boxes with BWO Nymphs and Midge Larvae. This little wonder would fall under the BWO category. It is a very simple fly that only takes a couple materials. I have fished it on local small streams around the shop and the little wild trout love it.

Hook: TMC 102Y sz. 18 - 22
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Black
Thread: 8/0 UNI Thread - Olive Dun 
Rib: Ultra Wire sz. Small - Black 
Tail: CDL Feathers 
Body: UNI Thread - Olive Dun
Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Dark Olive 

Step 1: Make a small thread base behind the bead.

Step 2: Make a tight thread base all the way to the bend of the hook. Tie in the ultra wire as you go.

Step 3: Grab about ten CDL fibers and tie in.

Step 4: Wrap the thread forward over top the CDL fibers. This helps as a little bulk to the body.

Step 5: Wrap back towards the bend of the hook, stop short and bring the thread forward, repeat this step a few times. This will make a slight tapered body out of the thread.

Step 6: Wrap the Ultra Wire forward, making a nice even rib.

Step 7: Dub the thorax, making about 3 wraps of Ice Dub.

Step 8: Whip finish and cut thread.

Finished Fly:

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