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.