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Fishing tutorial, this video will show you how to tie the Blue wing olive emerger by Ross Meller.
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Ross Mueller: We'll use beaver and we're going to use ribbing and no lead we're going to use a scud hook, 2487 Tiemco. I love this hook. It's a real secure hook when you've got a fish on. It's stout and its shape right. It's just a wonderful hook. I mean really like Tiemco 2487. So now there's a 2457. It's a heavier hook. But for tie an Emerger, you don't need that heavy hook.
It's pretty basic, beginning the fly, we'll just going to go right on and do the shock. In the shock, I can get one more right on here. I'd like to take on these Tiemco hooks with the emergers, I like to take it pretty far down the hook there.
Now I've got to get my shock. This is the -- you can use a Z-lon if you want, just pull Z-lon. This is sparkled yarn. And we want the shock to approximate the color of the nymph. And these it's kind of a darkish olives, and these flies, it's more of a brown in color.
Male Speaker: Yeah.
Ross Mueller: So we are just going to take a little piece of this sparkled yarn, and this is way too thick so we're going to separate this into strands.
Male Speaker: You are going to make it tail?
Ross Mueller: This is going to be a tail or shock, which is going to run into the nymph.
And this is one out of the three strands of the sparkled yarn, this is still too much. We've got to still this -- but we're just going to apply it to the hook and tighten up a little bit like so and then you just cover up the butt end. Here we go.
Now for the shock it's again like I said the tail of the nymph is relatively short. So we're just going to do that. So we get the shock tight. Again, there's always that segmented look to the body and we accomplish that with this fine gold ribbon. Cut it. Okay that's going to be our ribbon.
Now we're going to use the same roll of beaver for the abdomen. Again, this is fairly simple tie. Now these flies in the hooks are crossed. This one isn't in the book. Okay we're just going to wind this off this abdomen. I'm just taking this all the way up to, just leave enough space upfront so we can put the wing in cases, and then we will wind the ribbon. Secure the ribbon.
Now we're going to go ahead and put the wings on and the wings and these emergers. This represents the nymph case and this represents the bug that's crawling out of that case and of course, these emergers their wings are just -- they are just little vestiges of what they're going to be. Their wings have to become large. And so what we have here is very small, the wings as dark gray.
The point of it is that the wings of these blue winged olives are - actually, they are this color; they are this dark, dark slate color. Okay. So we've just got this as just muskrat and I've got too much here. So I'm going to subtract a little bit. This is going to be -- now the only part of this tie that has any complexity to is, is this wing.
And you can make this a lot easier. And I can show you how to do that. But anyways I'll snip this square off and holding it over the high of the hook. I am taking one loose turn and off course, now the high of the hook is totally occluded. So you just retrieve that with your thumb and forefinger and you just pull that back, so it clears the eye. Okay I'll clear the eye.
Now this muskrat is very compressible and it really holds well. So this is going to be the wing. Okay, the next thing we do is put a little more of the stuffing on it because we've got to part the little wing on each side. So we're just going to double little bit of this beaver on. As I said this beaver you can really get tight flying. This is exactly that I'm wanting here. Slide it up and then what I'm going to do is take a turn and I'm going right back. Here I'm going to split this in half. The scissors spread this scissors, so I now have split wing and I'm going to bring that up to here on one side and round and go through the other side.
And we're pretty much done on this eye. We've got a nice open rib. I got too much wing here but you saw what I did. These wings are really short for these bugs. The wings are just little bugs. I guess you could call it wind bugs. So what you do is you just grab the whole thing and you pull it back a little bit toward the tail and just snip it, just like that. And then you've got a divided wing. Again, a little heavy on the wing material here, but normally not.
What this fly is supposed to do is it's got a little heavier hook than the dry fly, what we used for the -- it's got a little heavier hook than the dry fly hook that we're going to be using and it's got some ribbing on it. And so this should get through the surface film and be just under the film. And I'm using -- with these and this is a fly you want to use and these most difficult trout where you get the head and tail rise and you see this a lot all West. I see a few times every year in the mid-west and what these guys are even, these are eating, these are eating emergers just under the surface, that one be your fly right there.