One of my favorite BWO patterns. Not sure who created this, but this is how I tie it. Can also be tied to match any mayfly species.
Tie in Z-Lon tail and 3 pheasant tail fibers.
Wrap PT 2/3rds of the way up and trim off.
Dub in a small amount of antron for the emerging thorax section.
Get a small amount of bleached elk prepped and tie in tips forward. Cut the rear short (if you left it too long at tie in) for a wing bud. The tips will act as the emerging wings and a hi-vis point.
Tie in hackle and dub a tiny thorax.
Wrap hackle forward and tie off.
Push elk hair tips back and whip finish in front of them.
Fish during peak hatch times. Fish will seek out duns stuck in their shucks, cripples, for an easy snack. I fish these down to a 22 in the early spring, then get bigger as the season progresses.
Added: Apr 12, 2013
|Region||US - Northeast|
|Hook Size||22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16|
|Hook Type||Daiichi 1190|
|Thorax||Olive Antron Dubbing|
|Thread||70 Denier Danville Olive|
|Wing||Bleached Elk Hair|