The Blue-Winged Olive.
Its many dressings British and (later) North American .
British Ephemerella ignata
B-W. O. Nymph (John Veniard)
Hook: 12 - 14.
Tail: Grizzle hen hackles dyed yellow.
Body: Heron herl dyed olive.
Rib: Gold wire.
Thorax: Dark olive seal's fur.
Wing-case: Goose breast feather-fibres dyed pale-olive.
Legs: One turn of grizzle hen hackle dyed yellow.
B-W. O. Nymph (Preben Torp Jacobsen)
Tying Silk: Hot-orange.
Tail: Three or four brown speckled partridge hackle fibres.
Abdomen: A small amount of otter fur spun on the tying silk.
Thorax: Soft red cow's hair.
Hackle: Small dark-blue hen hackle.
B-W. O. Nymph (Roger Woolley)
Body: (1) Greenish olive heron herl, ribbed with gold wire.
(2) Darkish olive quill.
(3) Celluloid over waxed olive tying silk.
Thorax: Darkish olive dubbing.
Legs & Whisks: Speckled hackle dyed yellow.
Wing Cases: Goose breast feather dyed pale olive.
Clyde Style Nymphs
Hooks: 16 - 18
Whisks: Two or three fibres grizzled hen dyed yellow.
Body: Heron herl dyed olive, or olive fur spun on yellow tying silk
and ribbed with gold wire.
Thorax: Dark olive fur.
Hackle: Grizzled hen dyed yellow.
As above on larger hook 14 - 16.
Wing-cases: Secondary wing feather of starling dyed pale olive.