P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Blue Wing Olive

Tyer: Mike Jacobs

Type: Dry

Hook: Mustad 94840 #12-20

Thread: Olive

Wing: Hair

Tail: Dark blue dun hackle fibers

Body: Brownish olive fur

Body: Brownish olive fur

Notes: The blue wing olive matches one of the most prolific of the western hatches, the baetis, or blue wing olives. The bwo's come off both early and late in the year and they range in size from about 16 to well below 28. They hatch in a variety of colors and sizes almost year round, but especially in the early spring and late fall