The Trout Line Newsletter - August 17, 2020


August 17, 2020


Welcome to The Trout Line Newsletter! This is our Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter newsletter that will be coming out twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.


Fly of the Month - Olive Emerger

Written by Mike Gentry

I made up this pattern while fooling around one day.  I'm not sure what it represents -  perhaps a BWO if small enough, or a Green Drake if larger.  It just looked "buggy".  But I can tell you that the fish thinks it's something to eat.  This featured fly is olive, but I suspect it would also work as well in gray or tan.
Hook:                 Tiemco 2487, sizes 10-18
Thread:              Olive 8/0
Body:                 Olive Goose Biot
Wing:                 Deer Hair
Thorax:              Light Gray Muskrat

1.  Tie in the tip of a goose biot about halfway around the hook bend, then wind the thread to just behind the eye.
2.  Grab the butt of the goose biot with hackle pliers, and then wind the biot forward to about 4/5 of the way to the eye.  Tie off and clip.
3.  Select a small clump of deer hair, remove the underhair and stack the hair in a hair stacker.  This emerger has a sparse developing wing; you'll only want fifteen or so deer hairs.
4.  Attach the hair clump on top of the hook at the front of the body, with five or six thread wraps.  Clip the butts of the hair clump to leave a little bit sticking out behind the tie-in point.
5.  Form a dubbing loop, insert a little bit of muskrat, and create a small diameter "yarn".  Wind two turns of yarn over the tie-in thread, then lift the front of the hair clump and wind one turn in front of the clump.  This will help hold the sparse wing upward and pointing slightly forward.  Tie off, and clip the excess closely.
6.  Form a thread head, finish with three half-hitches, clip and seal the head with a small drop of head cement.



Meetings Location and Dates

Regular chapter meetings are held at the Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 (503) 244-2537.  Food and beverage are available.  Social get together starts at 6:30 pm and the formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the newsletter or website.

Sept Meeting - TBD



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