Olive Spider Alternative
Olive Spider Sea Run Cutthroat Dish.
This fly is a size 6, however it fishes for summer season steelhead to a size 3 and as much as a size 8
Thread— 8/0 or comparable
Cement— Tough as Hull for the traditionalists; Solarez Bone Dry for the modernists
Hook— TMC 3671 # 6-10
Tail— Yellow and Olive plume barbules
Butt— Lagartun or Hareline Fl yellow flat braid
Shoulder— Senyo’s Blend Dub Crusty Nail + Lizard, called as a noodle
Wing— sporadic clump of olive Natures Spirit Moose
Rear hackle— Yellow Saltwater Rooster Plume
Fore hackle— Olive Saltwater Rooster Plume
Hey There Oregon Fly Fishing Blog Site Readers. I woke the other early morning, behind typical, and kept an eye out the window to see clouds in the sky.
Boom! there it went, my memory leaping back more than a couple of years to an August day with clouds in the sky. The memories streamed like water to the sea, and in a heart beat, I was slipping into my felt-studded boots, resting on the tailgate, in a rush as constantly, nervous to get dressed for summer pitching in a seaside river.
I was on the lower Alsea, however it might as quickly have actually been the lower Siletz, Siuslaw, Coos, Coquille, Sixes, Trask … I believe you get my drift. Anywhere on the Oregon coast. In reality, it might have been the Rogue or the Umpqua too, however those are huge strong rivers, and the locations I fished for sea-run fierce are little low circulation rivers, with brief riffles and long slow-moving swimming pools in the month of August.
The important things about entering a summertime circulation river, little or big, is that the possibilities of discovering ready trout or summer season steelhead are a lot higher on a cloudy day.
Dark days are best for enticing trout and steelhead from tidewater into the low streaming seaside rivers. RAin is much more most likely to induce a push of pacific salmon upstream, and the cooler waters make certain to promote a bitey personality on the part of the fish too.
August days with clouds and a tip of water from the sky have actually been stated legal holidays, you understand. Yes. Vacations and trip days and authorized leave days and playing hookey days. This is such best of luck since a day in August has the possible to produce magic for the angler who can be on the water.
If I’m fishing for sea-run fierce in late September or October, after a couple of areas of rain have actually cooled the rivers, after the circulations are doubled or tripled from their August low circulations, opportunities are great that I will connect on a Borden unique, or a female coachman. or a royal coachman.
However if it is August and the water is at its most affordable, I will typically grab this fly or one like it in more subtle color shades. This specific fly is a pattern I have actually been connecting for SRC considering that the late 1980s. The fly is associated with my Simpleness series of steelhead flies.
Connecting notes for the Olive Spider:
The preferred action of this fly is a wiggly and puffy movement of the plumes in the water. I believe that this motion of the fl hackles is best accomplished by plucking the longest plumes drawn from a rooster cape.
When and where To Fish This Fly:
I fish this fly upriver anywhere above the head of tide, never ever near the river mouth closest to the ocean.
Olive is specifically reliable when fierce are eating different mayflies, as they are susceptible to do whenever they experience a late summer season hatch. The subtle olive shade of the fly is perfect for usage as a followup fly. I’ll connect on a natural-looking pattern like this after I have actually been teased and declined by a trout or steelhead; in t= the years I have actually followed this practice, the fish will return and consume this fly about half the time, so it is certainly rewarding to bring a couple of in your box, and to swim it past a fish that is being pesky.
I will include that I have actually captured chinook jacks in august on this fly, however just if a rain cooled the river and rain leapt the circulations a couple of hundred cfs to bring these little chinook out of tidewater swimming pools. An 18 or 20 ″ dee [bodied jack salmon is rather the adventure when you are anticipating a sea-run of 12-14 ″. The jack salmon’s flash and pluck completion of your line on a 3 or 4 wt provides rather the surprise.
Sea Runs or steelhead?
Although I initially connected this pattern thinking of sea runs, a slim variation of the fly is straight out of the playbook for summer season steelhead, and never ever doubt that this fly will tempt the bigger sea-runners to your engagement.
Have a good time out there,