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: 4.8/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 9 reviews

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9 of 9 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Always reliable - 5/30/2013
    By: from Texas

    This pattern is always a reliable go-to for top-water action!

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    Never enough - 5/8/2013
    By: from Smoky Mountains, TN
    Top 50 Contributor

    I can't keep enough of these. I've got too many of these to count and it's still not enough. What a great fly in East TN. They hold up extremly well to repeated use and abuse.

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    Go to fly - 3/18/2013

    Easier to see than other BWO's I have purchased. Hold up well. Catch fish, especially when nothing else seems to be working.

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  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Quality and quick - 5/31/2012
    By: from Northern Minnesota

    Ordered 2 to replace one I recently lost to a tree. Had the in the lips of trout in just a few days.

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    Blue Winged Olive #14 - 5/17/2012
    By: from Southern Virginia

    First, It's a miniature work of art. I have no problems with it on 4WF line and a 7.5 foot leader. It floats well and has drawn a strike. Since I'm a new Fly Fisher, the fact that I can't claim a fish is because I've got to learn to control slack better. I've learned to expect the best from Orvis and have not been disappointed.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Don't leave home without it - 5/14/2012
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Well executed and tied using quality materials and workmanship. This BWO is definitely one to make sure is in your fly box before heading out for a day on the water.. I fish this fly with good success in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Keep a variety of sizes on hand as trout can't seem to stay away from these BWOs.

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    A staple for any angler - 7/1/2011
    By: from Northern California
    Top 25 Contributor

    The BWO is a top 5 dry for me. I don't head to the water without several in my fly box and have had consistent success with it. A must have for any fly fisherman fishing dries.

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