BWO Emerger

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Blue Winged Olives (BWO) are some of the first mayflies to begin hatching in early spring. Surface activity is typically minimal as far as feeding fish goes. You`ll see slight swirls or ever so gentle rises. The fish are likely feeding on the emergers, nymphal shuck dragging behind the emerging insect. Try out an emerger pattern when there is little to no surface activity. BWOs are one of the early hatches, and fish are seldom looking up for their meals at this time of year. Fish it just below or in the surface film. [singlepic id=51 w=625] Hook 18-22 dry fly Thread olive 8/0 Trailing Shuck webby section of turkey feather Body olive dry fly dub Wing Post white poly

Dry and Dropper – Caddis larva, pupa, elk hair caddis fly

This video takes a look at some caddis larvae and pupae (the real thing!) as well as showing a great fly fishing method called the dry and dropper that you can use the next time you are out on the river. The dry and dropper method is very useful when you can see rising fish but aren’t sure if they are taking emergers or taking flies right off the surface. You simply attach a dry fly trying to ‘match the hatch’ as best you can, and adding a nymph or emerger type fly pattern on a dropper from that fly. The dry fly will act as a strike indicator if a fish takes the nymph or emerger pattern. The patterns