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Thread: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

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    Default Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    Some great looking patterns were submitted for this one, in a wide variety of styles; Thanks to all the tyers that participated.


    Griffith's Gnat
    Tied by Gatortransplant

    Hook: Dry Fly
    Thread: Black
    Body: Peacock herl
    Hackle: Grizzly, tied in at rear of body and palmered forward over body



    Deep Purple
    Tied by Jackster

    Hook - Gamakatsu S13S-M Size22
    Thread - Uni 8/0 purple
    Collar - Purple Ice Dub
    Tail/Shuck - Angel Hair
    Rib - Lagartun X-Fine wire - Silver

    RS2
    Tied by Swirlchaser

    Hook: Tiemco 2457 (?)
    Thread: Olive
    Tail: 2 Fibbettes, splayed
    Body: Green dubbing
    Wing: White poly
    Thorax: Olive green dubbing


    Krystal Flash Midge
    Tied by Famill00

    Hook: nymph
    Gills (Rear and at head): White poly
    Body: Black Krystal Flash wound up shank
    Thorax: Dark brown dubbing


    Red Mercury Midge
    Tied by Mcnerney

    Hook: Dai-Riki 125, size 20
    Thread: 12/0 Red
    Bead: X-small Quick Silver glass bead
    Rib: Silver x-fine Lagartum wire


    Flashback Zebra Midge
    Tied by Flytyer123

    Hook: Dry Fly
    Thread: Black
    Ribbing: Red wire
    Body: Black thread
    Thorax: Black dubbing

    Pumpkin Head Midge
    Tied by S fontinalis

    Hook: Tiemco 2457 (?)
    Bead: Orange
    Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
    Rib: Gold wire
    Body:Peacock herl
    Wing: White poly
    Thorax: Black ostrich


    Blood Midge Chironomid
    Tied by Joni

    Hook: Scud size 12
    Thread Black UTC 70
    Body: Burgundy UTC 70
    Rib: fine copper wire
    Wingcase: Pheasant
    Thorax: peacock herl
    Gills White ostrich
    Coating over body: Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails


    Hula Midge
    Tied by Mudbug

    Hook: Tiemco 2487
    Bead: Black
    Thread: Black
    Rib: Silver wire
    Body: Black thread
    Wing: White Ostrich

    WD 40
    Tied by Aroostookbaser

    Hook: Dry fly
    Thread: Olive
    Tail: Lemon dyed mallard
    Body: Green dubbing
    WIng case: White poly
    Thorax: Green dubbing



    Emerging Midge
    Tied by Darwin

    Hook: Tiemco 2457 (?)
    Thread: Black
    Rib: Fine silver wire
    Body: Black thread
    Wing: 2 strands of pearl Krystal Flash
    Thorax: built up area with thread


    Halo Midge Emerger
    Tied by Dean_Mt

    Daiichi 1270, #20
    Body: fine synthetic budding
    Rib: x-small flat mylar, pearl
    Wing buds: large-cell, closed foam
    Orange deer hair spike


    Moose Midge
    Tied by peregrines

    Hook: Tiemco 2487
    Thread: Black Uni 8/0
    Body: Moose mane fibers wrapped up shank
    Flashback: Doubled strand of Blue/Gold Halo Flashabou
    Cheeks: Doubled strand of red Krystal Flash tied along each side of thorax
    Coating: 2 coats of epoxy or clear light cured resin (Bug Bond used here)
    Thorax: built up with thread
    Last edited by peregrines; 02-10-2012 at 03:19 PM.
    Mark

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    i think you forgot the pumpkin head midge

    And great flies by all.

    After all the swaps are done, i'll have most like a full box of new flies...

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    Eunan- nope didn't forget you-- I had almost completely entered the flies when my computer crashed and had to start from scratch again-- the 2nd time through I uploaded the first 6 or so to save them and entered the rest using the edit feature so if I got bounced again at least some would be saved. I think you went in just after the first few were entered and saved but before I banged in the rest of them....

    Anyway they should all be there now....
    Mark

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by peregrines View Post
    Eunan- nope didn't forget you-- I had almost completely entered the flies when my computer crashed and had to start from scratch again-- the 2nd time through I uploaded the first 6 or so to save them and entered the rest using the edit feature so if I got bounced again at least some would be saved. I think you went in just after the first few were entered and saved but before I banged in the rest of them....

    Anyway they should all be there now....
    Damn tecnhology!

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    That looks like a great swap. Good looking flies for sure!

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    Very cool, and if you had to diagnose all the patterns like you did with mine cudos for the extra effort.

    Close on the hooks I used, they are 2487s. I don't really know the difference except that 2457's don't go down that small. They are 18's.

    And the skirts are actually Ostrich Herl.

    BTW, I think I'm gonna officially call those things Hula Midges. They name doesn't seem to be taken and I haven't found the pattern elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

    Eric thanks for the corrections, I made the changes. ( BTW the 2487 is the same hook (with the same shape and proportions) as the 2457-- the difference is the thickness of the wire, with the 2487 being fine wire, the 2457 heavy wire.
    Mark

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    geminie chrismas
    these flies belong in a modern book of flies beautiful
    man o man all excellent.
    wish i could have gotten in on this swap.

    these Midges are exquisite truly fine work

    buzz

    the universe in a drop of water

    Norta Mudzoory

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