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Very effctive tiny midges.

 
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Midgeaholic



Joined: 02 Jan 2007
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Location: Albuquerque

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject: Very effctive tiny midges. Reply with quote

I have been tying tiny midges and have trie tons of different patterns and materials. Since I am into stalking very large fish quietly sipping Midges on the surface, I have given the tying of very small midges a great deal of attention. My sizes are 24-30, My colors are Black, light olive, Tan, Gray. My thread is UTC#70 In the appropriate colors. I use ultra hair for ribbing And The tinyest hackle on my necks. I have paid very close attention to my natural specimens so, I fashion the bodies as close to the natural as possible the wing material is from Translucent garbage bags cut into very thin strips(pay attention to the width and length of the natural). I tie the body as I would a UFO(young special) windig forward to the eye anchoring the ribbing then wind back towards the bend of the hook. I then spin the thread until round and wind forward seperating the segments ever so slightly, tie off at the front. Wind the ribbing forward between the segments. Tie the wings on top with the wing material pointing straight back then trim. Attach the hackle as you would a traditional dry fly( two turns is all you need ) Trim the top hairs off the midge and finish. I have used this pattern the last 8 years and the effectiveness is stunning. I often will use two midges 8" from each other one off 6x and the second off 7x trailer. Watch for that double hook up! It's a little meticulus but, worth the effort. Midgeaholic Wink
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mikeytwoshoes



Joined: 10 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the detailed description of your fly and technique.
I'll tie some up and give them a try in a couple weeks.

mgj
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herefishy



Joined: 02 Jan 2007
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Location: Las Cruces, NM

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One question about your flies - you said translucent garbage bags for the wings - do you mean like sandwich bag material? The garbage bags I have seen are white or black.
Thanks
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Fly2Fish



Joined: 23 Sep 2007
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Location: Missouri City, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midgeaholic,

Are those two dry floater midges you're putting on your dropper rig?
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ashleygull



Joined: 05 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:44 am    Post subject: fdgds Reply with quote

the width and length of the natural). I tie the body as I would a UFO(young special) windig forward to the eye anchoring the ribbing then wind back towards the bend of the hook. I then spin the thread until round and wind forward seperating the segments ever so slightly, tie off at the front. Wind the ribbing forward between the segments. Tie the wings on top with the wing material pointing straight back then trim. Attach the hackle as you would a traditional dry fly( two turns is all you need ) Trim the top hairs off the midge and finish.



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herefishy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what these spammers are doing now, cut and pasting old posts and treating them as their own. I guess nothing we can do except know what's going on - beware of new posters.
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