Choose just one river olive pattern

sagecirca

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Cheers lads.

Sagecurca, tell us about those flies if you will.... Look lush

I use them from May onwards right through to the end of the season in sizes 16 to 20. Stripped plume and single CDC feather. Massive confidence in them to tempt the most fussiest of trout...those trout have seen everything before!
 

Spider

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I forgot to mention one other fly. I only trialled it once last season, but it worked well, in a bwo hatch - for me a tricky hatch. It's basically a cdc ball.... Size 16/18, olive 18/0 thread, cdc fibres in split thread. Dont tie it densely, so that it can sink a little into the meniscus. I was very impressed and will be making more for sure.
 

PaulD

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A fly that hasn't received a mention is Charles Jardine's, Ducks Dun. With its head hackle trimmed flat underneath it's a very stable floater for rougher streams. Here's my variation, in size 14, with a BWO SLF body overwound with open turns of a golden olive peacock quill. It's a good general pattern and can be tied in a range of sizes and lighter / darker colour variations.

Ducks Dun.JPG
 
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