Saturday, December 20, 2014

Featured Fly - Rough Fishers Serendipitous Midge

As shown in my last post, this is one of my top 10 midges to fish in the winter. It is a very flashy and loud fly, so low clear water is not the best time to use it. However a little high and off color water, this little guys kills it. 

Hook: TMC 2457 sz. 18-24
Bead: Tungsten Bomb Bead - Silver 
Thread: UNI Thread 8/0 - Blue 
Rib: Ultra Wire - Small - Blue 
Body: Mirage Tinsel - Med 
Wing: Ice Dub - Golden Brown 
Collar: Ice Bud - Black 

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

Step 2: Tie in the Ultra Wire and the Tinsel.

Step 3: Make a thread base, tying the material back to below the hook bend.

Step 4: Tightly wrap the tinsel forward, making a nice body.

Step 5: Wrap the Ultra Wire forward, forming a nice rib.

Step 6: Center tie a clump of Ice Dub right behind the bead.

Step 7: Wrap over the ice dub, making it fold back over the fly.

Step 8: Trim the ice dub.

 Step 9: Make a small collar with the black ice dub.

Step 10: Whip finish and cut off.

Finished Fly:


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