Published Jun 12. 2013 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 13. 2013

Blue-Winged Olive (BWO) Parachute

In this fly tying tutorial, I discuss and explain the steps for a Blue-Winged Olive parachute dry fly, known affectionately to many as the "BWO." This is a great all-around pattern that catches fish throughout the season; the Baetis is a bug that is common to so many of our trout streams and the fish react accordingly. I also discuss the notion of this insect being "masked" by other mayflies, such as the sulfur/sulphur. This is a common tie for a parachute dry fly, and I encourage you to check out some of my other parachute patterns via my YouTube page.

Featured in this tutorial is a hook by Allen Fly Fishing ( ); this is an excellent dry fly hook for this and other patterns.

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