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Thread: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

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    Default Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    More great midge patterns for our second midge swap this year. Thanks to all participants!


    Tied by Laurie
    Pot Bellied Spider



    Tied by Stimulator2
    Mosquito Larva

    Hook: Nymph 1xl 16 and 18
    Thread: Black
    Tail: Soft grizzly hackle barbs
    Rib: Fine Copper wire
    Abdomen: Stripped peacock herl
    Thorax: peacock herl
    Wings: Grizzly hen hackle tips
    Gills: Soft grizzly hackle barbs extending out front over head


    Tied by Mudbug
    Bubble Wing Emerger



    Tied by Darwin
    Dorsey’s Top Secret Midge size 20



    Tied by La_jolla1
    Duster Variant Midge

    Hook: Dai-Riki dry Fly size 20
    Body: fine black dubbing
    Hackle: Badger hackle


    Tied by williamhj

    Hook: Umpqua U202 size 20
    Bead: 2.0 mm black brass bead
    Thread: Uni 17/0 Trico thread with black permanent marker for color
    Rib: Small Ultra-wire in Chartreuse
    Wing: Z-lon
    Thorax: Peacock Herl


    Tied by kayo
    Olive WD-40 Biot Midge size 20

    Hook: Dry fly size 20
    Thread: Olive
    Tail: Mallard flank
    Abdomen: Olive goose biot wound "ribbed"
    Wing Pads: Mallard flank
    Thorax: Olive Super Fine


    Tied by Famill00
    Marc-O-Midge

    Hook: Size 22 scud hook (Use size 16-24)rBrass Bead: Gold, sized to hook (5/64" here on size 22)
    Thread: Black 8/0 or smaller thread
    Rib: Small gold wire (or color of your choice)
    Body: Black tying thread
    Wing: White Antron/Z-lon tied extending forward over eye


    Tied by S fontinalis
    Olive Al’s Rat

    Hook: Straight eye Dry Fly size 18
    Thread: Olive
    Body: Olive tying thread
    Thorax: Muskrat dubbing


    Tied by Gatortransplant
    Joni’s Deadly Chirono Blue

    Hook: Curved Emerger size 18
    Head: White glass bead
    Body: Black thread
    Rib: Blue Ultrawire, small
    Wing: Herringback K Flash


    Tied by Mcnerney
    Iceman Midge Pupa

    Hook: Dai-Riki 135-C size 16
    Thread: Red 6/0 Uni behind the eye
    Body: Three strans of wire, 2 olive and 1 black or mix the colors as you prefer
    Thorax: Olive 6/0 thread
    Coat the entire pattern with Clear Cure Goo and then Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails for hard tack free finish


    Tied by Webrx
    Glass Bead Chiromie



    Tied by Pocono
    Copperhead Nymph

    Hook: Daiichi 1120 curved size 12
    Thread: Olive Danville Fly Master 6/0
    Body: Copper and Black UTC Ultrawire, Brassie
    Gills: White Antron yarn
    Collar: Peacock herl


    Tied by peregrines
    TDC- Thompson’s Delectable Chironomid

    Hook: Nymph 1 or 2xl
    Thread: Black Uni 8/0
    Rib: Silver Danville’s wire, fine
    Abdomen: Black fur
    Thorax: same as abdomen but 2x diameter
    Gills: White Ostrich herl
    Mark

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    Great job Mark for coordinating and going the extra mile

    Nice ties one and all - this is a great swap

    Best

    Hugh

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    Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    Hope Joni doesn't have a problem with me naming the pattern after her, but I fished it for the first time the other day and it already has several fish, so I'd say she was right in calling it deadly!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    Thanks for posting the pictures and running the swap. I don't know the name for mine but don't think I invented it so if anyone knows what it's called, let me know. Look forward to seeing them all!

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    Fantastic Job guys.

    Mine is actually a Snowshoe Emerger. I have grown dissatisfied with CDC since I started using Snowshoe, so I made the change last minute.

    The Pattern is pretty simple. (In order of use)
    Hook: Gamakatsu c13u #18
    Thread: I think it was Ultra Thread 70D in Olive or light brown
    Tail: Crystal Flash
    Abdomen: Moose Mane (one dark and one light). I have tried coating this with SHHAN but it gets milky and actually can peel off, so I put some 5 minute nail glue on the hook before wrapping.
    Wing: Snowshoe Rabbit's foot hair - Dun
    Thorax: Arizona Sparkle Dub - Blood Leech

    In slow water this thing will float with the body just under the surface all day with just a false cast between drifts to shed water. In fast water you may need some floatant on the snowshoe hair.

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    Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    Mine is certainly not original, its basically a modified zebra midge, but Joni was talking about tying one with blue wire and how successful they are, which I had a go with. Hence the resulting name!
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    La_jolla1

    How do you get that tapered hackle look? (small in back, larger in front), I've been trying to get that on some small dries and it always turns out the same length even when using short feathers from the collar.

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    I hackle these from back to front i.e. tie in at the eye and hackle backwards, then bring the thread through the hackle to the eye. Not only does it give a taper but the thread through the hackle especially with a badger gives the hint of a thorax with no extra effort. I prefer Hebert-Miner hackle to get this look.

    I learnt this technique from Richard Ward, who has a great series of SBS on his blog.

    Dry Fly 'Expert': Still approaching but...

    Cheers

    Hugh

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    Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    Mark, the flies arrived today! Thanks for organizing it, they look great. I look forward to trying them out soon.

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    Default Re: Midge Swap #2, Winter 2012

    Got mine today, a great collection of very usable flies. Well done all

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