Blue Winged Olive Reversed Parachutes: The Tinkering Continues

I’ve put a little more time into improving my tying of the Reverse Parachute Emerger (RPE) lately and, this time, have employed SLF’s Masterclass dubbing for the body and thorax instead of the pheasant tail fibres and Superfine dubbing incorporated into my previous pattern.

I’ve been tweaking this pattern in order to replicate the emerging small blue winged olives we are still enjoying on the small streams here in South Wales. Let me put you under no illusion, after 20 fish brought to hand in near enough as many minutes (which resulted in a very messed up looking RPE) I can only deduce that the trouty inhabitants of our beautiful tributaries give this pattern the thumbs up.

Reversed Parachutes: The Tinkering Continues

Hook: Partridge K14ST (Oliver Edwards Nymph Emerger), #18
Thread: Roman Moser Power Silk 10/0, olive
Tails: 3x dyed olive pheasant tail fibres
Body: SLF Masterclass, #02 Baetis Green Olive
Rib: Monofilament, 4lb
Thorax: SLF Masterclass, #01 Baetis Brown Olive
Wing: Whiting Midge Saddle, medium dun

The venues…
Reversed Parachutes: The Tinkering Continues

Reversed Parachutes: The Tinkering Continues

…the results…
Reversed Parachutes: The Tinkering Continues

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