torsdag 28 februari 2013

Large Dark Olive Dun

Single Plume Tip CDC

Jeremy Lucas style of LDO

          Soon the Large Dark Olive mayfly will appear hatching. Here in Sweden we call it Stor Åslända which is kind of hard to translate. Well it's still Baetis Rhodani we're talking about. The color of it can vary quite a lot not just from water to water but also between female and male. It has a body length of between 7.5-9 mm so it's name LDO is really a fitting description. In UK it will probably appear pretty soon and here it will appear a month or so later.

          The fly I made according to an article in FF & FT some years ago. The tail is two stiff fibers of a cock de leòn feather. Primrose gossamer silk it both the tying thread and the thread base that makes the body of the fly somewhat tapered. Stripped natural peacock quill winded with a little gap between the wraps to enhance the ribbing effect. The body is varnished for durability and then there are two natural CDC tips as wings. The hook I've used is a Tiemco 103 BL one of my favorites since long ago for its sharpness. I should have started with the nymph naturally but well what can I say more than that I like dry flies more than wets. I might post it later on though. So that's it for now. Until the next post ...

Kind regards,
Mats Olsson

8 kommentarer:

Matthew Eastham sa...

Super tying Mats. Good luck for the coming season!

Regular Rod sa...

What a graceful dressing Mats. Looking forward to reading how you fare this season...


The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Matthew!

Thanks! Hope there will be a good hatch to use this fly to see what the trout think about it.

Kind regards,
Mats Olsson

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Regular Rod!

Thanks! Looking forward to see how this season will be. New waters to me so there is a lot to discover.

Kind greetings,
Mats Olsson

Satoshi Yamamoto sa...

Looks good. That will surely work for baetis hatches at spring creeks here.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Satoshi!

Thanks! Yes, I'm sure it would work anywhere during a hatch of LDO.

Kind regards,
Mats Olsson

Johnny Utah sa...

Very nice tie, The cdc feather tied that will present the body of the fly nice and low in the film. It will surely drive the fish crazy.

Tight Ties
Johnny Utah

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Johnny!

Thanks for your comment! Hopefully you're right and the fish will go for it. We'll see when the time comes.

Greetings from a continually cold Sweden,
Mats Olsson