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LastchanceOctober 6th, 2009, 3:18 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
This is a link to the Barr BWO Emerger below:

What colors would I use to tie it for Central, PA streams?

I was thinking:
trailing shuck: brown hackle fibers or brown zelon
body: brown/olive thread
thorax: brown/olive dubbing mix
wingcase: gray hackle fibers
Legs: gray hackle fibers pulled back and cut

Do you think I have it nailed? Please advise.

MartinlfOctober 6th, 2009, 6:28 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
That will work, Bruce. I also like a Klinkhamer style emerger with a dark abdomen and lighter thorax for olives.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JADOctober 7th, 2009, 6:36 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
Hi Bruce

We never did meet up, I tie one with pheasant tail and griz parachute hackle with a pink post that has fooled some pressured fish sizes range from 20 to 26. Try dragging a Als Rat behind your emerger- About 12 inches see what happens.


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
LastchanceOctober 8th, 2009, 4:56 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
HI John: Hope all is well with you. I hope you're catching a bunch of fish. I guess the thorax is olive on the PT and grizzly you tie? I never though of tying Al's Rat. I've heard of it, but never have fished it.
LastchanceOctober 9th, 2009, 8:11 am
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
What do you guys think of using some kind of gray antron, ice dub, poly yarn, etc. for the win case?

What color is the thorax on these fall olives?
MartinlfOctober 11th, 2009, 7:30 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Hi Bruce,

I caught fish this weekend with an emerger that has an olive body and thorax. I used CDC for wing sprouts and a yellow polyyarn wingcase to split the short CDC fibers. The wingcase is more for flotation and visibility. I think any number of things could work, and for the Barr's emerger, using polyyarn for the wingcase and tying back some strands for legs/wing sprouts, might make a very good emerger for the film, if you can figure out a way to see it. Perhaps hang it behind a dry, as John suggests. Best of luck! Some of the olives now are small, size 22 or 24.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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