Leon's Golden Olives
Originated and Tied By Leon Guthrie
|Name ||Leon's Golden Olives |
|Category ||All Species, Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Grayling etc. |
|Hook||Kamasan B800 Trout Classic Lure Extra Long. Size 10 |
|Body||3mm Gold Bead Head. Attach Olive Marabou for tail. Trim to 3/4 inch in length or same length as hook. Attach red colour copper wire (Leave for later). Now attach Veniard Glister Dubbing 'GOLDEN OLIVE '. Use a good portion. Tease fibres to about 4 inches in length and twist fibres. Attach to hook and wind on to behind gold bead. Apply a few turns of thread and cut remaining fibres of dubbing. Now wind on the copper wire tightly, leaving 1/8-inch gaps to a couple of turns behind the gold bead. Now cover copper wire behind the gold bead and make neck with black thread, or red thread for the Red Neck version. Apply a drop of super glue on the thread. Use Velcro hook dubbing tool to tease out all the fibres (Make as Hairy as Possible!) |
|Comments||This is a very productive pattern. During the entire fishing season I found it catches all species of fish at any time even, if no hatches of insects are occurring. Even if Sedge or Mayfly hatches are occurring this pattern is a killing pattern. Sub surface, it represents Mayfly and or Dragonfly Nymphs. Salmon will particularly take it early morning or late in the evening just as it's getting dark.|
This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. You can see more of his originals at The Flies of Leon Guthrie.