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Blue Winged Olive

The Blue Winged Olive of all the species and sub-species of Baetidae are one of the most varied and common insects in American waters. The numbers of trout flies that represent these are legion and include some of the most common and well-known patterns, such as the Adams and the Pheasant Tail Nymph. This dry fly pattern is a simple must-have in the box in all sizes, as your chances of encountering this bug are almost guaranteed if you fish for trout frequently. In Blue Winged Olive. Sizes: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22.
Average Customer Rating:
4.778 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (9 reviews)
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9 of 9(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Blue Winged Olive
Review 1 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Always reliable,
May 30, 2013
By: JChill
from Texas
"This pattern is always a reliable go-to for top-water action!"
Review 2 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Never enough,
May 8, 2013
By: TNBud
from Smoky Mountains, TN
"I can't keep enough of these. I've got too many of these to count and it's still not enough. What a great fly in East TN. They hold up extremly well to repeated use and abuse."
Review 3 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Go to fly,
March 18, 2013
By: hackle
"Easier to see than other BWO's I have purchased. Hold up well. Catch fish, especially when nothing else seems to be working."
Review 4 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality and quick,
May 31, 2012
By: Mbjornrud
from Northern Minnesota
"Ordered 2 to replace one I recently lost to a tree. Had the in the lips of trout in just a few days."
Review 5 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Blue Winged Olive #14,
May 17, 2012
By: Becket
from Southern Virginia
"First, It's a miniature work of art. I have no problems with it on 4WF line and a 7.5 foot leader. It floats well and has drawn a strike. Since I'm a new Fly Fisher, the fact that I can't claim a fish is because I've got to learn to control slack better.
I've learned to expect the best from Orvis and have not been disappointed."
Review 6 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Don't leave home without it,
May 14, 2012
By: TheBear51
"Well executed and tied using quality materials and workmanship.
This BWO is definitely one to make sure is in your fly box before heading out for a day on the water..
I fish this fly with good success in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Keep a variety of sizes on hand as trout can't seem to stay away from these BWOs."
Review 7 for Blue Winged Olive
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A staple for any angler,
July 1, 2011
By: FeatherFly
from Northern California
"The BWO is a top 5 dry for me. I don't head to the water without several in my fly box and have had consistent success with it. A must have for any fly fisherman fishing dries."
Ratings-Only Reviews for Blue Winged Olive
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would recommend? Yes 2 out of 2