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Fly Days of August: BWO Soft Hackle Emerger

August 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Welcome to the Fly Days of August. Each day this month, I’ll post a fly pattern. Many will be my patterns, but some will be culled from the internets. All will catch fish.

The Blue Wing Olive Soft Hackle Emerger will kick things off. I had a banner day on Henry’s Fork last fall with this pattern, as the photo attests. (this fly remnant was right where I left it last October, right on the cabin window sill).

BWO Soft Hackle Emerger

BWO Soft Hackle Emerger

BWO Soft Hackle Emerger

  • Hook: Size 18 Dry Fly (TMC 100, etc.)
  • Body: Olive Biot
  • Thorax: Clear Glass Bead & Olive dubbing
  • Hackle: Brownish Partridge

Here is what it looks like before the fish:

BWO Soft Hackle Emerger (before fish)

BWO Soft Hackle Emerger (before fish)

Tags: Fly Tying

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 the roughfisher // Aug 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Looks like a nice tie; any shots of a virgin fly?

  • 2 WhiskeyCreek // Aug 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Ask, and ye shall receive.

    Updated the post with a “before” shot. (OK, quickly tied another, but with green bead: clear beads are MIA at the moment)

  • 3 the roughfisher // Aug 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Looks great. Thanks for the follow up John.

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