3 Olives

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3 Olives

Post by Izaak » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:44 pm

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Hook: Mustad Signature R50, size 18
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer silk, dark olive
Hackle: top fly - light barred blue dun hen
bottom left - dark tan dun hen
bottom right - medium dun hen
Body: tying thread
Tail: Bronze mallard flank
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by tie2fish » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:58 pm

That is very nice tying, especially on Size #18 hooks. I know there are numerous small mayflies that get lumped under the "Olive" label, but my personal on-stream experience would lead me to pick the one with medium dun hackle if I had to choose among these.
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:48 pm

Tom,
Love your variations on this wonderful theme! I have to agree with Bill. The bottom right - med. dun hen gets it for me! I have it on my near future wish list to meet up with you and watch you tie....and take a ton of notes!
Your pal in Ankorage (Southeast Ohio actually),
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by redietz » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:08 pm

I agree with Bill & Doug -- the medium dun does it for me.

Have you tried using heavily waxed primrose silk instead of olive? You end with about the same color, but the waxiness adds something to the fly, I think.
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by Izaak » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:18 pm

redietz wrote:Have you tried using heavily waxed primrose silk instead of olive? You end with about the same color, but the waxiness adds something to the fly, I think.
Yep, I'd like to try a different wax than the one I have. What do you use?

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Re: 3 Olives

Post by newriverspey » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:51 pm

Izaak,
Those are wonderful ties and I like your posts. Not to take away from your post but I am attaching a BWO that I use on a local tailwater stream. It is tied on a #28 daiichi hook. Sorry but I used my phone for the picture and the quality isn't as good as your picture. Otto
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by letumgo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:08 pm

Great flies guys.

Otto - Could you share your recipe? Wow, a size 28 is tiny. I am interested to see what materials you used, to enable tying so small.
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by Izaak » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:10 pm

Otto,

#28? Are you kidding me? My eyes hurt just thinking about it! That is a fine looking fly. Is that a mole fur thorax? There is no fish that wouldn't take that as the real McCoy! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Re: 3 Olives

Post by UC Steve » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:14 pm

tie2fish wrote:That is very nice tying, especially on Size #18 hooks. I know there are numerous small mayflies that get lumped under the "Olive" label, but my personal on-stream experience would lead me to pick the one with medium dun hackle if I had to choose among these.

Yep.
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Re: 3 Olives

Post by redietz » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:44 pm

Izaak wrote:
redietz wrote:Have you tried using heavily waxed primrose silk instead of olive? You end with about the same color, but the waxiness adds something to the fly, I think.
Yep, I'd like to try a different wax than the one I have. What do you use?

Tom
Veniard's Fly Tying Wax when I'm looking for color.
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