Richard K emails in saying Order received in good condition, thanks. Very neatly packaged and prompt delivery. Couldn't be better Glad you got your order through OK, Richard, tight lines! Remember to send in pictures of your catch! One of the many fl
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | Admin
Richard K emails in saying "Order received in good condition, thanks. Very neatly packaged and prompt delivery. Couldn't be better"
Glad you got your order through OK, Richard, tight lines! Remember to send in pictures of your catch!
One of the many fly fishing flies ordered was our Large Dark Olive:
Large Dark Olive
The Large Dark Olive (Baetis rhodani) is one of the most common members of the Ephemeroptera (Mayfly family). It is found in all parts of the UK and closely allied species are found throughout Europe and the USA. Good hatchescan be expected early in the season with further hatches later in the year
Use The Large Dark Olive To Catch:
The Large Dark Olive can be used to catch Brown Trout
As the name indicates dry flies which include Large Dark Olive are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include Large Dark Olive imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.
Dry Fly Fishing Techniques With The Large Dark Olive
A dry fly like Large Dark Olive has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help Large Dark Olive float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout
Large Dark Olive - Fly Tying Dressing
For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Large Dark Olive. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Large Dark Olive at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Large Dark Olive yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Large Dark Olive as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.
Dry Fly 12 to 14
Dark Olive cock hackle fibres
Dyed olive goose herl
Fine gold wire
Starling or grey duck