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Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tying a Golden Olive Wet Fly by Davie McPhail

Olive Wet Flies in all their variants are some of the most common wet flies in the UK. catching fish in Rivers, Loch and Stillwater venues. This particular Golden Olive Wet Fly is a great weapon when targeting more established trout, as well as stalking the elusive Brown trout. Due to their popularity and diverse use across different venues, it's certainly a fly to have ready in your fly boxes.
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 the Golden Olive Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Tag: Fire Orange Thread Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Natural or Dyed Golden Olive Rib: Small Oval Gold Tinsel Body: Olive and Yellow Seals Fur Blended which gives you a nice Golden Olive Hackle: Grizzle Hen dyed Sunburst a modern Golden Olive.. Wing: Natural Bronze Mallard or Dyed a light Brown Olive

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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