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The Jujubee Midge pattern

 
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FishnPreach



Joined: 19 Aug 2008
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Location: Paluxy Texas

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: The Jujubee Midge pattern Reply with quote

Question for all you SJ fishermen:

My friend and I read a post on here not long ago about a guy that claimed he only fishes the Jujubee version of the midge (no thread midges). This fly is tied using super hair, and Charlie Craven has the fly's posted on his website located here, http://www.danica.com/flytier/ccraven/ccraven.htm

I have tied a few of these in the white and black (zebra midge) colors and would like to tie more, but having not really fished this midge much on the SJ I am interested to know if others have tied this same fly using the super hair, and how do you rate the fly for durability and do you feel it catches as many or more than a thread and wire midge of the same type.

I was somewhat negative on my reply to my friend about this type of fly and its construction...probably out of ignorance (having always tied the thread and wire versions), and am seeking wisdom, and knowledge from others who have tied and fished this fly.

Thanks in advance for your input! Ryno, that includes you!!! LOL
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Ryno



Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have fished the Jujubee before, but mostly in olive. I have had some sucess with it in the past, although I wouldn't consider it my "go to pattern" as far as midge patterns are concerned. In fact, now that I think about it, most of my go to patterns are midge larvae patterns and baetis patterns. I rarely fish midge emerges that much any more. Perhaps I have become a baetis snob on the San Juan? But I enjoy fishing a baetis hatch much more. Unfortunately, it is not always on the menu.

As far as durability is concerned, I have not noticed it falling apart with any more frequency than other midge patterns.

I would probably classify the Jujubee as one of those patterns that are good to have in your box, but probably not one I would select if I were fishing in the Bi-Fly tourney.

I hope this helps. Enjoy your fall trip on the Juan! It's a beautiful time to be there.
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herefishy



Joined: 02 Jan 2007
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Location: Las Cruces, NM

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the time when we were fishing the upper flats and cable hole a lot, I used JuJu's a lot, and they were very successful for me. Black/white, black/red, yellow/black, olive/black all were super. We don't go upstream a lot any more, so I didn't try them much this trip. They are a little time consuming to tie compared to thread midges.
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hafiz_zain1515



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is a dead chicken? I can't find any pictures or recipies online. See it alot in the fishing reports, and seems to be a good dry fly. Is it a decent indicator fly for an emerger dropper?
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Carp Catcher



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dead chicken is just a big griffiths knat. It's a great midge cluster in a good hatch and it's usually used for an indicator above a small midge.
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