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Dawsons Olive

Presented by John Dobson


Dawson Olive
Hook: Carbon lure, size 10/12
Head: Medium gold bead
Thread: Black
Tail: Amber or hot orange marabou
Rib: Medium oval tinsel
Body: Olive chenille or olive marabou (dubbed)
Beard: Guinea fowl fibres (dyed blue)
Wing: Olive marabou
Dawson Olive


This fly is one that I have had great success with. Its called a" Dawsons Olive", and can be fished on all kinds of fly lines, being particularly effective on an intermediate line. It is used by most of the fly fishermen in the north of England and is a must in the fly box. It works fished in fairly fast short pulls, as it represents a fry and is taken confidently by both Rainbows and Browns on all stillwaters.


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