Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012
Fantastic Job guys.
Mine is actually a Snowshoe Emerger. I have grown dissatisfied with CDC since I started using Snowshoe, so I made the change last minute.
The Pattern is pretty simple. (In order of use)
Hook: Gamakatsu c13u #18
Thread: I think it was Ultra Thread 70D in Olive or light brown
Tail: Crystal Flash
Abdomen: Moose Mane (one dark and one light). I have tried coating this with SHHAN but it gets milky and actually can peel off, so I put some 5 minute nail glue on the hook before wrapping.
Wing: Snowshoe Rabbit's foot hair - Dun
Thorax: Arizona Sparkle Dub - Blood Leech
In slow water this thing will float with the body just under the surface all day with just a false cast between drifts to shed water. In fast water you may need some floatant on the snowshoe hair.