April Fly of the Month - Cheeseman Emerger

Blue Winged Olive Match - American Sportsman Outfitters

Fly fishing in the spring in Colorado means Blue Winged Olives (BWO's).  Lots of them.  If you want to have success on the stream, you better tie one on, and we've found no better fly than the Cheeseman Emerger. Designed by Angler's Covey guide, Chris Ramos, this fly is a perfect BWO match and is always on our rigs in the spring.  Here's the lowdown:

 

Materials

Hook: Size 22-24 TMZ 

Thread: 8/0 Olive 

Bead: Nickel Beadhead 1.5mm

Tail: Two strands of olive midge flash

Wing: White Antron yarn

Thorax: Dark Olive dubbing