View Single Post
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 PM
planettrout's Avatar
planettrout planettrout is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 923
planettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud ofplanettrout has much to be proud of
Default Re: Any Good Colorado Midge patterns?

"PlanetTrout I see you tie a lot of bead head midges do you find you tie them both ways as in

Beadless for fishing surface or just barely subsurface

Beaded for fishing deeper than 6" below subsurface all the way to the bottom ?"

comeonavs

This is the East Walker River, in Bridgeport, CA:

Click the image to open in full size.

...in my experiences there, the Trout are rarely looking up...when I use Midges there, they are fished deep in the water column...whether they have no beads, glass beads, brass beads or tungsten beads - that includes both larva and pupa. On those rare occasions when the fish are taking Midges as emergers, I will fish them as trailers off a dry Caddis or May fly imitation about 8"-12" off the bend of the larger fly pattern...I will use dry Midges like the "V" Midge on the Lower Owens River when I see the sippers working...

Here a a couple that kill, down deep, on that river...

Click the image to open in full size.

SIMPLY RED…(And, PURPLE)…

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18
THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
BEAD: 5/64 Black Nickel, (4 wraps 0.10 lead)…or Tung
ABDOMEN: Red Krystal Flash
RIB: Wapsi, Silver, xsm
THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent dyed peacock eye, Purple

Click the image to open in full size.

CREAM MIRACLE MIDGE…

THREAD: For ABDOMEN, Tiemco 16/0, White…For HEAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Copper

* Coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense for durability…

Click the image to open in full size.

MOO’S (TRUE) BLUE MIDGE…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18 – #20

SHUCK: Blue Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Blue Holographic Flashabou

RIB: Lagartun Silver wire, x-fine…*NOW coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense…

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Purple…twist around thread and stroke to the rear…

BEAD: (HARELINE) Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Blue, sized to hook..

Moo is my son Michael...here is one Brown he caught on that pattern...

Click the image to open in full size.


PT/TB
__________________
Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

http://planettrout.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote