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Tying the Olive Grizzly dry fly pattern.

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly
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This Olive Grizzly dry fly is a pattern I created based on a pattern I found over on FlyTyingForum.com.  I modified the colors to match the material I had on hand.  The image shows the pattern in both size 12 and size 16.  I tye this with both black and chartreuse thread to suit the lighting on the water.

Materials:

Hook:  Size 12  and smaller

Body: Uni-Yarn in Olive

Rib: Small vinyl rib in Brown

Hackle: Rooster Saddle in Grizzly

Thread: Uni Thread 6/0 in Chartreuse or Black

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 1

Hook being used is a Mustad Nymph Sproat in size 12. I tye this down to a 16 as well.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 2

Tie on the Uni thread 6/0 (black in this series). Leave a space behind the eye so you have room to build the head after.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 3

Tie on the vinyl rib with 5 or 6 wraps starting near the front of the hook. You want the rib to give the body a bit of bulk.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 4

With the rib tied on you can now tie on the uni thread and then use thread wraps to tie both to the back of the hook.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 5

Bring your thread back to the eye of the hook in preparation for wrapping the yarn body.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 6

Wrap the yarn up the hook creating a nice body.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 8

Tie off the yarn and clip.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 7

Finish wrapping the yarn up to an eye’s length from the eye and tie off.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 9

Start to wrap the vinyl rib along the body keeping the spacing even.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 10

Tie off the vinyl rib and clip it off.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 11

A rooster saddle hackle feather. We will only need the narrow part of the feather.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 12

Strip off 4 or 5 fibers at the base of the feather and tie the feather on using 5 or 6 thread wraps. Attach a hackle plier and start to wrap the feather around the hook leaving some space between the feather and the eye of the hook.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 13

Once you have 3 – 5 wraps of the hackle you can tie it off and clip the excess off.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly Step 14

Whip finish the head and add a drop of lacquer or head cement. Take care to pull the hackle back when add the lacquer so it does not wick up the fibers.

 

Olive Grizzly Dry Fly

The finished product. These ones were tied using chartreuse thread. There are 2 size 12’s on the left with one size 16 on the right. A penny added to give you an idea of the size.

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