Our November 9th PHWFF New City, New York meeting was lead by Harry who took over our Fly Tying for the evening and taught our participants his BWO Dry Fly. This step-by-step I have put together to help aide in those who are tying at home after meetings, It may be little different from what you were taught that night.
I have done my best to tie this in Harry’s style and all instructions will be word for word from his pattern, (with a few of my comments) to help match up with what you took in that evening, in way of his techniques.
Just keep in mind that even though I am tying this fly based on his instructions in the way he taught you that night; all individual tyers have different techniques.
Me and Harry teach our dry fly techniques different and have different styles, which is why every few months when we switch who teaches the pattern for the evening, you are actually expanding your knowledge. Its great to learn from different tyers!
So here we go!
|Blue Wing Olive Materials List|
|Hook:||Dry Fly Hook Size 18|
|Thread:||Olive Uni-Thread Size 8/0|
|Hackle:||Blue Dun Dry-Fly Hackle (Size 18)|
|Tail:||Blue Dun Dry-Fly Hackle Fibers|
|Body:||Olive Super Fine Dubbing|
|Wings:||Blue Dun Dry-Fly Hackle Tips
Now run your thread down toward the hook bend and stop it across from the barb (or barbless in this case)
Once tied in with a loose wrap, dont be afraid to grab those waste ends and use them to re-position the tail fibers. As you can see above, after tying it in I had some that slipped and are shorter than others, but by manipulating those waste ends I fixed that problem for the next step.
Thats it! Nice Work! Now remember, this pattern may be a little different than what you were taught that night since our styles differ so please ask any questions you need! I will be glad to clear up any differences! Happy Tying and I will see everyone in class at the next meeting.