On most southern trout streams between late fall and winter, Blue-wing Olives are the dominant hatches encountered by fly fishermen. Sometimes trout react with vigor to BWO emergences, and sometimes they are a bit picky. The BWO Soft Hackle quartered downstream works wonders torpid trout.
Hook: standard wet fly hook such as Diichi 1550 - sizes 16 to 18
Thread: Uni light olive
Tail: pheasant tail fibers (half the body length)
Body: the tying thread
Hackle: gray partridge
Rib: extra small copper wire
Thorax: pheasant tail fibers