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The Ultimate Olive Selection, during the warm summer months, with low water levels and low flow rates, it is essential that you start to fish with smaller and more representative flies. We have created this selection of Olives which work exceptionally well on all UK rivers. Here we have a selection of 24 Olives six different patterns, two of each fly in two different sizes (ranging from size 14 to 18).
When fishing smaller flies, it is essential that you also consider your whole outfit, match the diameter of the tippet to the fly being used (try 7x with the size 18 flies). Then match the tippet size to the leader & fly line, and then the rod. I generally favour a long lightweight rod for this type of dry fly fishing (I use a 9 foot 2 weight). You need to make as little disturbance to the water as possible (to that end, DO NOT wade if you don't have to).
Descriptions and photo's of the flies can be found below:
Indicator BWO. A great representation of the Blue Winged Olive which is easy to see on those bright sunny days. Tied with a bright orange post on sizes 14 & 18 barbless hooks. These are an essential fly in your armoury. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 18.
Blue-Winged Olive. A generic Blue Winged Olive dry fly, tied with an olive body and white hackle (and tail). The blue wings set at 45 degrees accurately imitate the adult fly. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 18.
CdC Thorax BWO. A similar pattern to the Blue Winged Olive dry fly above, tied with an olive body and white hackle (and tail). This time the wings tied using CdC (use Loon Lochsa as a floatant) set at 45 degrees again accurately imitating the adult fly. This selection contains two each of sizes 16 & 18.
USD Sherry Spinner. A variant of the popular Sherry Spinner, this fly is designed to fish upside down, i.e. the hook point is out of the water. This fly comes into its own when there are low flows and the fish have lots of time to inspect your fly. This selection contains two each of sizes 16 & 18.
Loop-Wing Olive. A generic Olive dry fly, tied with an olive body and white hackle (and tail). The wings are represented by a loop. Just add a small amount of floatant to the loop and you have a fly which will float all day! This selection contains two each of sizes 16 & 18.
Sherry Spinner. The popular Sherry Spinner. Tied with a bright orange body, light hackle and wings at 180 degrees. Try one of these in the evening when the spinner fall starts. This selection contains two each of sizes 14 & 18.
Note: Should the "Tree Trout" steal any of your flies, I am happy to sell flies individually to allow you to top up your box. Please contact us with details of your order, and I will email you an invoice. Olives can be bought for £1.25 per fly.
The above price includes 24 hand-tied Olives with a free 8-compartment fly box.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day. All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge, to anywhere in the world.