Blue Wing Olive
Blue Wing Olive
A blue wing olive (BWO) fly represents a small mayfly that is a common food source for trout. These mayflies are typically about 16-22 in size but sometimes larger and have a blue-gray body and clear wings. They are often found in streams and rivers, and they hatch in large numbers during the spring, summer, and fall.
BWOs are an important part of the fly-fishing world, and they are often used to imitate the natural mayflies. There are many different BWO fly patterns available, and they can be tied in a variety of sizes and colors. When choosing a BWO fly, it is important to match the size and color of the natural mayflies that are hatching in the area.
BWO flies can be fished in a variety of ways, but they are most commonly fished as dry flies. This means that the fly is allowed to float on the surface of the water. BWO flies can also be fished as wet flies, which means that they are sunk below the surface of the water.
If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding fly fishing experience, then BWO flies are a great option. These flies are small and difficult to see, but they can be very effective in catching trout. With a little practice, you will be able to fool even the wariest of trout with a well-presented BWO.
Here are some additional tips for fishing Blue Wing Olives:
- Fish in areas where the water is clear and shallow.
- Use a light tippet, such as 6x or 7x.
- Present the fly naturally and allow it to float on the surface of the water.
- Be patient and persistent. BWO flies can be difficult to catch, but they are worth the effort.
Sizes: # 12 - # 22