About the Skues Olive Dun Trout Fly
The 'Olive Dun' is one of the most important standard dry flies every angler should have in his fly box simply because it is a staple food for trout throughout the season.
Their tone and hue of olive varies throughout the season so it is best to have a few different sizes and shades in the fly box.
Creator of this trout fly: G E M Skues
Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
- Original suggested tying.
- Hook : 14-16.
- Thread : Primrose or yellow, treat with clear wax.
- Body : Primrose tying silk.
- Tail : Olive cock.
- Rib : Fine gold wire.
- Wing : Starling.
- Hackle : Olive cock.
When choosing the hackle and matching tail fibres Skues suggests greenish, yellowish and olive. Using different shades helps to match the hatch or at least gives the trout a choice.
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