Blue Winged Olives
With snow the last couple days, river temps are continuing to drop. This morning the water temp was 54.5 degrees. As this trend continues, we will continue to see lots of pseudos. Before too long we will be seeing some of the larger blue winged olives.
In the meantime, you can experience success fishing blue winged olive nymphs subsurface. I have always loved Vince Wilcox’s Little Green Machine fly. The original pheasant tail color scheme works great.
Chartreuse Little Green Machine
Lately, I have been experimenting with other color schemes as well.The Chartreuse Little Green Machine that I have been tying/fishing does a good job of imitating the slender bodied BWO nymphs.
We have Chartreuse Little Green Machine flies in the shop. However, if you would like to tie your own, here is the recipe:
Hook: TMC 3761 Size 18 (2X heavy 1X long)
Bead: Brass 1/16″
Thread: UTC 70 denier Olive
Tail: 4 Pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Copper Brown UTC Ultra Wire size Small
Abdomen: Micro Tubing Chartreuse
Flashback: Medium Opal Mirage Tinsel
Wings: White antron yarn
Thorax: Ice Dub Olive Brown
If the weather is too nasty to go fishing, tie some of these guys up!