Spent a day (eve. and morn.) fishing the East Walker River with my son, for his birthday...here is what it looked like:
Michael working the water, Thursday evening...
“MOO’s BLUE MIDGE” # 18…
HOOK: Gamakatsu C12B Scud Hook, #18-#20
THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
ABDOMEN: Blue Krystal Flash
TAIL: Pearl Midge Flash
RIB: Wapsi wire, x-sm, silver
THORAX: Purple Iridescent Peacock Heat (Spirit River)
BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook
I tied a bunch of these up for my boy to use...this is what happened...
I had handed him my rod which was rigged with one of the above midges as a dropper. I was standing in the water talking to Michael's sister, Ally ( who was being MOSQUITO BAIT )
... when we heard a yell from the pool about 15 yards above us. I looked up to see my son stumbling down the river, banging into the stream side bushes...He yelled at me, "Dad
, get out your net!!!"...So, I did ...this is what jumped in...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
Oh, the next morning...
We got a few of these...
(apologies to EVA PERON)
HOOK: Mustad C49S, #18 -#20, Daiichii 1130, #18-#20…used above
THREAD: Gordon Griffith’s 14/0, Red, White
TAIL: 1 Strand Pearl Krystal Flash
OVERABDOMEN: Hareline Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, Blue
RIB: Wapsi Silver Wire, X-SM
WING: Grizzly Krystal Flash Black and White, 3 strands, cut short
THORAX: Arizona Diamond Hair Pearl Green or Blue
BEAD: Silver, 5/64 or 1/16
But I just couldn't tear my son away from the spot where he had scored the night before...
...in the slot, on the far side...MOO
, is my son's nickname...