The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > General Fly Tying Discussions

General Fly Tying Discussions Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2012, 08:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Cheyenne, WY by way of SD
Posts: 338
two_nymph_rig is a glorious beacon of lighttwo_nymph_rig is a glorious beacon of lighttwo_nymph_rig is a glorious beacon of lighttwo_nymph_rig is a glorious beacon of lighttwo_nymph_rig is a glorious beacon of light
Default Midge, good pattern to start with?

A couple of years ago, my brother in law gave me all his fly tying stuff. Since then, it has been sitting in my closet, untouched. I have been thinking I would like to try to tie up a few patterns. I have been fishing a creek lately, where smaller is better. The closest fly shop is 45 minutes away, so if I am running low on flies, I would like to be able to tie up a couple and hit the road for the creek. Would midge patterns be a good fly to start tying with? If so, I wouldn't mind some links on how to tie them up. I have various equipment, such as small 18-22 sz hooks, a bunch of thread, some silver and copper colored wire. some small gold beads, and whatever I don't have I will just order. Also, I have been using a lot of brassies lately, and these seem like they should be easy to tie. Suggestions please
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2012, 10:11 AM
MoscaPescador's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,727
Blog Entries: 4
MoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Midge, good pattern to start with?

Start tying Zebra Midges.

Click the image to open in full size.

It's so easy to tie, that a caveman could do it.

Dennis

Edit: Here's the recipe.

If I want to make the fly heavier, I add just enough wraps of lead wire to fit under the brass bead rather than using an expensive tungsten bead. It also helps secure the bead.

Last edited by MoscaPescador; 05-30-2012 at 11:27 AM. Reason: added link to recipe
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2012, 11:17 AM
Business Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 580
CutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to beholdCutThroat Leaders is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Midge, good pattern to start with?

Good Call, Not only are they easy to tie, they catch fish.... Most of my big browns have actually been taking on very small zebra (or variation of ) midges.

I typically use a zebra as a dropper 18-24" below my dry fly. Even when fish are keying into a specific hatch, I find I often hook up on the midge dropper.

best of luck.
__________________

Mike
Hand Woven Furled Leaders
Site: http://www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com/
email. mike@cutthroatleader.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2012, 11:35 AM
mcnerney's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pinedale, WY
Posts: 13,500
Blog Entries: 49
mcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond reputemcnerney has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Midge, good pattern to start with?

I concur! You can't go wrong with starting with a zebra midge.
__________________
Larry

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-30-2012, 11:50 AM
planettrout's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,063
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: Midge, good pattern to start with?

This pattern ABSOLUTELY slayed for me over the past nine days...

Click the image to open in full size.

Cream Miracle Midge...

NO BROWNS in the EWR....

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
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly fishing flies 24 chironomid midge in 3 assorted colors mercury midge b/h Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 05-24-2012 07:20 PM
Favorite Midge Pattern - Cyber Swap kglissmeyer1 General Fly Tying Discussions 4 03-10-2011 02:31 PM
Good Start To The New Year... HuronRiverDan Coldwater Fly Fishing 12 01-06-2011 01:29 PM
What is a good age to start kids? flyfisher45 General Discussion 21 12-17-2009 03:11 PM
THE fishing season got off to a good start over the long weekend thanks to the condit Fish Bones The Daily Papers 0 10-08-2008 09:40 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.