torsdag 28 mars 2013

A Generic Pattern For Tiny Olives And Other Small Mayflies

A Generic Biot and CDC Pattern

          A found a picture of a similar fly and that gave me the idea to make a generic pattern for tiny olives. It can just as well imitate other small mayflies that aren't too big and need other techniques to make them float. With this fly in the picture I was thinking of the LDO that has made it's first attempts to hatch where the climate allows (not here though so the pattern is not tested yet). I think that the combination of micro fibbets as tail, CDC dubbing picked out a little to give more support under the wing and finally a CDC wing would be all that is needed to get enough floatability for small mayflies. 

          I'm also thinking of the Small Spurwing in the late season to wich I kind of have special memories of. One of my favorite still waters have an incredible hatch of theese tiny mayflies in late September. They come in such quantities that they bring up really big trout that specifically target them. Sipping down one after the other. Since I am to eager to set the hook, many times I spook the big trout by ripping the fly out of their mouth instead of letting them close it first. Anyway while stocking up some imitations of the LDO according to the pattern above, the only thing I have to do is to make some of them a little smaller, and "voilá", there we have some nice Small Spurwing imitations for later on. So my thinking is that the combination of these three materials in different color combinations will cover most of the small mayflies not just the olives. Well, that's about it, so until the next post ...

Kind greetings from a COLD Sweden,
Mats Olsson

4 kommentarer:

Brk Trt sa...

Very nice.
I love generic stuff, it works especially on small streams.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Alan!

Thanks! I'm kind of aiming on covering many mayflies just with one single pattern.

Curtis Steinhauer sa...

Very nice, too many times people try and fully dress tiny mayflies only to have a fly with an unrealistically large silhouette. Very simple pattern, I will be adding it to my fly box to cover the Blue-Winged Olive hatch on my local rivers.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Curtis!
Thanks for your comment! I also believe that flies should be quite simple and sparsly tied.