Published Jan 16. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#5-2013 - Olive Special

Olive Special - Dan Despres Tied by: Dan Despres Originated by: Dan Despres Hook: Partridge CS15 #2 Thread: White Tip: Silver oval tinsel Tag:...

#5-2013 Olive Special - Dan Despres #5-2013 Olive Special - Dan Despres


Tied by: Dan Despres
Originated by: Dan Despres

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Chartreuse floss
Butt: Red yarn
Body: Olive yarn
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: Silver fox guard hair
Throat: White hen hackle fibers
Collar: Olive hen hackle
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Dan loves to experiment with color and materials. The olive Special has a striking wing of baby bottom soft black tipped silver fox hair. Dan also uses a floss keeper to ensure the floss on the tag behaves and doesn't slip off the back of the fly. A tag strand of floss is left at the rear of the hook, the floss is wound forward and then the tag is pulled over the wrapped floss and secured. Warren Duncan (1948 - 2007) was well known for using this technique in his tying.
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Comments

Comment to #5-2013 - Olive Special by Dan Despres...

the green and red hot spot sure pulls in your eyes, great fly!

Comment to #5-2013 - Olive Special by Dan Despres...

Very beautiful fly, the wing....WOW.

Comment to #5-2013 - Olive Special by Dan Despres...

An outstanding streamer,love it!.....

Comment to #5-2013 - Olive Special by Dan Despres...

Dan, nothing like the action of Fox Tail in the water.Beautiful creation!

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