FOSAF NEWS - FOSAF Fly of the month: O.B. (Olive Black) by Neil Nicholas of the Dullstroom Fly Fishers Association.

 

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This is an easy to tie easy to fish all round wet fly which can be fished with a floating, intermediate or sinking line using a slow or fast retrieve. John Hunter of the Village Angler has caught many a trout on it in the nearby Dullstroom dams using an intermediate line.

Materials:

Hook – Grip Nymph & Streamer #10

Bead – Silver

Thread – Olive

Tail – Olive marabou, Crystal Flash and Black Marabou over

Body – Black and Olive Cactus Chenille (Fritz) twisted

 

Step 1.          Thread silver bead on hook

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Step 2.          Run thread in touching turns to a ¼ inch from hook bend.

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Step 3.          Tie in a bunch of olive marabou.

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Step 4.          Tie in crystal flash and then black marabou over.

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Step 5.          Cut two equal lenghs of fritz. Black and olive then twist them together. Run fritz towards bead to form the body.

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Step 6.          Tie off and varnish to finish.

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