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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Tying an Olive All Rounder - An Emerger Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

As an All Rounder, this Olive Emerger Dry Fly pattern is able to act both as an Emerger Dry Fly and similar to a Popper.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie an Olive All Rounder in the shape of an Emerger Dry Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.



Materials Used:
Hook: Tiemco 2487 Hook
Thread: Uni 8/0 - Light Cahill
Body: Peacock Quill dyed Olive
Leg: Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres
Under-Wing: Dyed Olive Deer Hair
Thorax: Olive Squirrel Dubbing and UV Lite Brite Dubbing Mixed
Wing: Natural CDC Feathers

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of  Varnish, which he applied to the thread before whip-finishing.
Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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