Midge Fly Swap #1, WInter 2012

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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
 
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s fontinalis

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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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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....
 

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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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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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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.
 

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geminie chrismas:eek:
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:D

buzz
 
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