Olive Dry Flies - Upwinged Fly Patterns For The Ephemeroptera Family

Often confusing, Olives are a generic name for a range of flies in the Ephemeroptera family. This range incorporates flies usually found on rivers including Large Dark Olive (Baetis rhodani), Medium Olive (Baetis vernus; Baetis tenax), Blue Winged Olive & Sherry Spinner (Ephemerella ignita) and Small Dark Olive (Baetis scambus) and flies found on stillwaters including Lake Olives (Cloeon simile) found on large stillwarters & lakes and Pond Olive (Clieon dipterum) found on ponds.

River Olive Upright Hatches

Pond & Lake Olive Hatches

Fishing With Olive Dry Flies

As  with all dry fly fishing for trout and grayling presentation is critical, use lightweight floating flylines, a 2 to 5 weight is usually the maximum required with a tapered leader to turn the fly over and enable it to land neatly. Use floatants, try Gink as a floatant unless it is a CDC fly as Gink blocks the fibres. You are better to use Semperfli Desert Dust Dessicant which dries the CDC for re-casting.

 

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Barbless Blue Winged Olive Dark Cdc

Barbless Blue Winged Olive Dark Cdc£1.50   £1.20

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18

Barbless Klinkhammer Olive - Hi Vis Posts

Barbless Klinkhammer Olive - Hi Vis Posts£1.50   £1.20

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20

Barbless F Fly Dark Olive

Barbless F Fly Dark Olive£1.50   £1.20

Available in Fly Size(s)
16, 18, 20, 22, 24

Blue Quill

Blue Quill£1.50   £1.20

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18.

Blue Upright

Blue Upright£1.50   £1.20

  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16, 18

Greenwell Dry (Without Wings)

Greenwell Dry (Without Wings)£1.50   £1.20

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16, 18, 20.

Large Dark Olive

Large Dark Olive£1.50   £1.20

  (5)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16

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Rough Olive

Rough Olive£1.50   £0.80

  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
14, 16

Dun Pale Watery Cdc

Dun Pale Watery Cdc£1.05   £0.72

Fly Size 14

Klinkhammer Blue Winged Olive

Klinkhammer Blue Winged Olive£1.05   £0.72

Fly Size 14, 16

Loopwing Pale Morning Dun Emerger

Loopwing Pale Morning Dun Emerger£1.05   £0.72

Fly Size 16, 18

March & April Dry Fly Collection for Stillwaters

March & April Dry Fly Collection for Stillwaters£20.55   £15.19

March Dry Fly Collection for Rivers

March Dry Fly Collection for Rivers£19.20   £15.19

Shuttlecock Olive Cdc Emerger

Shuttlecock Olive Cdc Emerger£1.05   £0.72

Fly Size 14

 
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