As many of you know, I try to tie at least a couple of flies everyday, and lately it's been more than just a couple. I've been tying for my own use, and for others - holiday gifts. Here's a handful of size 20 Blue-winged Olive imitations that I use with great success both here in the East and out West. There's a dozen flies here, although it doesn't look like it. There are four Mathew's Improved Sparkle Duns, four Simple Snowshoe Emergers, and four Pheasant Tail Soft-hackle Emergers. The great thing about the soft-hackle emerger is that I can fish it in the film as a dry, or I can wet it and fish it just beneath the surface, or I can add a little weight to the tippet and fish it down near the bottom.
That's it for now.
Sharpen your hooks.