Thursday, November 13, 2014

Featured Fly - Red Butt Fingerling Midge

That's right the fingerling midge, it seems that the new fingerlings we put in the Tully love this fly. The adults do as well, but the first day we fished it, 4 fingerlings found it appetizing. This is a variation of a smaller midge that a friend gave me. It is very simple, and works great. you can change the look, just by changing the thread color. Check it out.

Hook: TMC 2457 sz. 18-24
Thread: UNI Thread 8/0 - Black, Brown, Olive, Red
Beadhead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Gold or Copper 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Gold or Copper 
Tail: Krystal Flash - Red
Wing: Krystal Flash - Pearl
Thorax: Peacock Herl - Natural

Step 1: Make a small thread base right behind the bead.

Step 2: Make your thread base to the hook bend, tie in 2 strands of Krystal flash and the ultra wire.

Step 3: Make your thread body, wrapping the thread forward.

Step 4: Trim the red tail to length.

Step 5: Wrap the ultra wire forward. 

Step 6: Tie in 3 strands of krystal flash.

Step 7: Fold the remaining krystal flash back, and tie down.

Step 8: Trim flash to length.

Step 9: Tie in 1 peacock herl. 

Step 10: Wrap the peacock forward. Tie off and whip finish. 

Finished Fly:

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