by Mike Lawson as tied by Chet Allison
Hook: Standard dry fly hook, sizes 8 to 10 for BWO 14-16
Thread: Olive 6/0
Tail: Lemon Woodduck flank fibers or mallard dyed Woodduck
Rib: Yellow silk thread (or I like to use gold wire or tinsel)
Body: Olive rabbit dubbing
Hackle: Dyed olive grizzly hen hackle (I like to use olive dyed Hungarian Partridge)
I started using this pattern a few years ago and found it to be quite productive not only when the Green Drakes are hatching but as a nymph for dragonfly’s and tied in smaller sizes when BWO are hatching. Give it a try, it is easy to tie.
Step 1 Pinch barb, wrap thread base & tie in Gold wire.
Step 2 Dub the olive body. A little fat in the middle is good but not way to much bigger.
Step 3 Counter wrap Gold wire and tie off.
Step 4 Tie in Olive Partridge feather by tip dark side out toward you.
Step 5 Wrap the hackle, tie off and whip finish. Now go fishing.