Johnny Utah of Utah’s Fly Corner demonstrates how to tie a beautifully simple blue-winged olive (BWO) soft hackle that is deadly on the eastern PA limestone streams he fishes.
Hook: Daiichi 1550, Size 14-18
Thread: Uni 8/0, light olive
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax: Tying thread
Rib: X-small copper wire
Thorax: Pheasant tail fibers
Hackle: Grey partridge
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