It's Blue-Winged Olive season. With that in mind, Trouts own Eric Schmidt swung by the studio to tie a BWO nymph pattern he developed with a friend - the Root Beer Ice. Inspired by the Ice Series of flies by Larry Kingery, the Root Beer Ice is a flashy attractor of a Blue Winged Olive nymph. It's a great option for your favorite freestone this time of year.
Hook: TMC 2457 Size 18-22
Bead: Copper Brass or Tungsten 2.3-1.5mm
Thread: UTC 70D Brown / SemperFli Nano Silk 50D Brown
Body: Rootbeer Krystal Flash
Thorax: UV Tan Ice Dubbing
Tail: Mallard Flank - Wood Duck or Yellow
Rib: Small UTC Copper Wire