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Old 07-08-2008, 01:38 PM
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Default How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

I have used scuds with good results on bream. However I wonder if they should be fished from the bottom. Also what about fishing a midge? I have a couple of small ones that I made up...but not sure how to fish them with successful results...thanks.
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I've had good success doing short slow strips when fishing those flies by themselves. 1 to 3 inches is what I do with a nice slow but steady strip.
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I normally fish a midge or scud as a dropper behind an emerger.

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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

Typically I fish scuds dead drift near the bottom; and I fish midges either dead drift near the bottom or dead drift under the surface depending on where the fish are holding/sipping.
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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

Me too. Scuds off the bottom with maybe 6" to 8" to split shot, and midge 12" to 24" off a dry. On stillwater, I have fished 3' to 5' off a dry.
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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

For the midges, you may also want to put some floatant on the leader about 4 inches from the fly (nothing on the fly of course). The fly will then float just under the surface. Keep an eye on that leader and use a gentle raising of the rod.
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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

Oh Yeah, good point. I love Frog Fanny. I do put some on my wd40's, zebra's, etc. It forms a little air bubble around the fly which gives it a irresistible effect.
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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

Does anyone have a good website in bookmarks that discusses emergers? I am new to fly fishing, and have several flies in my aresenal. However I do not know how to fish many of them. If they are to be fished on the bottom, or which need floatant to stay on top etc...?
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Default Re: How do you fish a midge and scud properly?

If you go to Phil Rowley's site he has some good tips and articles on fishing these patterns. www.feathercraftangling.com
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OPPS!!! it is Phil Rowley: Fly Craft Angling - fly fishing and fly tying techniques with Philip Rowley
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