January 2012

Biot CDC Blue Wing Olive

Chris Wasta


Hook: Standard dry fly hook, size 18
Tail: Dun hackle fibers
Abdomen: Olive goose biot
Wing: Two dun CDC feathers
Thorax: Olive dubbing
Hackle:Dun or grizzly

Tying and fishing notes:
I tend to fish this fly mainly in size 18. I prefer a cut wing fly in size 16 and in sizes smaller than 18 I fish my version of Jeff's thread wrap. The Biot CDC Blue Wing Olive in size 18 was consistently productive this fall. The fly has a delicate profile and is particularly effective in calmer waters.

Photograph ©2012 by Marv Slind