Split Case BWO

$2.50

Joe Mitchell’s Split Case Blue Winged Olive (BWO) is a great choice for imitating emerging baetis nymphs.  The Split Case BWO has a sparse, segmented body leading up to its hotspot wing case. The “hotspot” wing case acts like a trigger to fool some of the most selective trout around.  Baetis nymph imitations work year-round however their greatest importance is just before and during spring and fall hatches.  Some of the best fishing of the year occurs with tiny baetis nymphs.

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Joe Mitchell’s Split Case Blue Winged Olive (BWO) is a great choice for imitating emerging Baetis nymphs.  The Split Case BWO has a sparse, segmented body leading up to its hotspot wing case. The “hotspot” wing case acts like a trigger to fool some of the most selective trout around.  Baetis nymph imitations work year-round, however, their greatest importance is just before and during spring and fall hatches.  Some of the best fishing of the year occurs with tiny Baetis nymphs.

Fishing Strategies:

We suggest carrying both standard and tungsten versions of Mitchell’s Spilt Case BWO in sizes 20-22.  We fish both versions as an attractor in a two-fly nymphing rig.  The tungsten Split Case BWO works especially well in a dry-dropper setup.  The olive “hot spot” on the fly along with the tungsten bead makes this fly deadly during the early stages of a blue-winged olive emergence.  Tie one on and you will quickly see why the Split Case BWO has become one of our go-to patterns for selective tailwater trout chowing down on tiny Baetis nymphs.

Recipe:

Hook: #16-18 Tiemco 100
Thread: Olive Brown UTC 70 Denier
Tail: Olive Wood duck flank
Abdomen: Olive brown Fine & Dry
Rib: 5x Monofilament
Legs: Olive Wood duck flank
Wing Case: Light Gray closed-cell foam, two black turkey biots

Additional information

Size

20

Variation

Standard, Tungsten Bead Head

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