Fly Tying Blue Wing Olive by Jim Misiura

Realistic Blue Wing Olive – Fly Tying with Jim Misiura

Jim Misiura’s Realistic Blue Wing Olive

In this video tutorial, Jim Misiura demonstrates how to tie his Realistic Blue Wing Olive pattern using Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Wings. Thanks Jim for sharing this great video with us.



Hemingway's Realistic Mayfly Wings
Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Wings
Hemingway's CDC Feathers - Natural Light Brown
CDC Feathers – Light Brown
VEEVUS Thread 16-0 A09 Olive
Veevus 16/0 Thread in Olive
Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quill - Olive
Synthetic Tapered Peacock Quills in Olive


  • Start by putting a base of olive thread down, from eye of the hook half way and come back to half of that.
  • Take a Hemingway’s Realistic Mayfly Wings and with shiny side of the wings inside, tie the wing by the white tab.
  • Take a pair of micro fibbets and place them right in between of wings. As you tie them you want them to be the approximately the length of the shank. Tie them in. Trim the remainder of micro fibbets.
  • Take a hand stripped peacock quill and tie it in. Put some hand cement on and wrap it.
  • Take CDC feathers and tie them in. Whip finish it.

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