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Pretty much a straight copy of one of my first ever shop-bought patterns, which purported to be a 'Golden Olive Bumble'. Now, I know that 'golden olive' is a hotly debated subject, but this thing doesn't even come close. It was however a real mouthwatering shade, which I've come pretty close to reproducing.

A great fly once the weather warms up, being suggestive of all manner of summer terrestrials, not to mention sedges, but comes into its own when cow-dung fly are on the water.

Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10, 12 or 14.

Tail: Natural GP tippets.

Rib: Oval gold.

Body: Seals fur mix - ginger/fiery brown/brassy olive.

Body Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed ginger.

Shoulder Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed 'Silver Doctor Blue'.

Thread: 'Wine' UTC 70 or 140 Denier.

Golden Olive Bumble (variant)


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