Blue Winged Olive

A truly simple and proportional dry fly for trout fishing.


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.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 20 reviews


19 of 20 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

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  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Great Fly - 3/31/2015
    By: from Suwanee, GA

    Great experience with this fly. Orvis is very prompt with their shipping. Received my ordered flies in only a couple days. Great quality flies. Would definitely recommend them to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great for North Idaho Freestones - 11/22/2014
    By: from North Idaho

    Another one of those necessary flies for North Idaho freestone rivers. Won't go out without a few most times of the year.

  • 5/5

    Excellent quality!! - 11/4/2014
    By: from Washington State

    The quality of the BWO is great as is the price and the trout love them!!!

  • 3/5

    Change the picture - 10/9/2014
    By: from Morgantown, WV

    The BWO's I received were what I thought they should be, but the picture showed a yellow body. I was curious, so I ordered a few. What I received was not yellow. I'll use the flies, but I think you should use an accurate picture for the BWO.

  • 3/5

    Average pattern - 9/19/2014
    By: from Heber Springs, AR

    It is a standard BWO, and has been tied pretty well. Color is okay, a little lighter than I typically use. The "wings" are somewhat sparse...and these flies are pretty quick in losing their presentation and have to dry out before being used again. Still, its not a bad fly, its just average. Overall I am used to higher standards with Orvis tied flies, so I was a little disappointed after I began using these.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Like a drug - 7/15/2014
    By: from Syracuse, NY

    I spent a coupe of days in the Adirondacks and the Brooke trout could not get enough of this.

  • 5/5


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