#5-2013 – Olive Special by Dan Despres

#5-2013 Olive Special - Dan Despres

#5-2013 Olive Special – Dan Despres

Tied by: Dan Despres
Originated by: Dan Despres

Hook: Partridge CS15 #2
Thread: White
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Chartreuse floss
Butt: Red yarn
Body: Olive yarn
Rib: Flat silver tinsel
Wing: Silver fox guard hair
Throat: White hen hackle fibers
Collar: Olive hen hackle
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Dan loves to experiment with color and materials. The olive Special has a striking wing of baby bottom soft black tipped silver fox hair. Dan also uses a floss keeper to ensure the floss on the tag behaves and doesn’t slip off the back of the fly. A tag strand of floss is left at the rear of the hook, the floss is wound forward and then the tag is pulled over the wrapped floss and secured. Warren Duncan (1948 – 2007) was well known for using this technique in his tying.

Daniel Despres Daniel Despres – I am an avid fly fisher, fly tyer and outdoorsman and have been for many years. As a youngster, I grew up in a supportive and loving family that was not much into either fishing or outdoor activities. Nevertheless, through self propelled interest and friends sharing the same hobby as I, fishing slowly but surely grew into a full time obsession. Throughout the years, I have fished many rivers and lakes in the province of Quebec.
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4 Responses to #5-2013 – Olive Special by Dan Despres

  1. Joel stansbury says:

    Dan, nothing like the action of Fox Tail in the water.Beautiful creation!

  2. Jim Bennett says:

    An outstanding streamer,love it!…..

  3. Tom Fulton says:

    Very beautiful fly, the wing….WOW.

  4. Blake says:

    the green and red hot spot sure pulls in your eyes, great fly!

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