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LastchanceOctober 24th, 2009, 5:29 am
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
My interests have returned to midge fishing again for the late fall and winter. Anybody care to share any of their favorite pupa or larva patterns? I've tied flies from the Midge Magic book by Koch and Holbrook and have had success with several of their patterns.
RedQuill27November 15th, 2009, 7:26 am

Posts: 13
I like to use a pattern that I invented a couple of seasons ago. I call it Pete's Paradise Pupae
Hook: Curved Caddis Hook Size 18-22
Thread: Black 8/0 Uni-Thread
Rib: One strand Pearl Krystal flash
Body: Black tying thread
Wing: Clear Antron yarn tied in like spinner wings and clipped very short
Thorax: Peacock herl
Head: Silver bead optional
Fishing is like sex, when its good its great, and when its bad its still pretty good.
MTWFFJanuary 2nd, 2011, 9:33 am

Posts: 1
Theres my 2 favorites!

Wayne's SRP
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Hook: Hvy Scud 14
Bead: MFC 5/32 Brass Gold Finish
Body: Blk 6/0
Rib: Red Ultra Wire Fine
Segmented over wrap Clr Stretchy Beading Cord
Thorax: UV Peacock Ice Dubbing

Black UV BH Midge
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Hook: Hvy Scud 18
Bead: Blk 7/32 plastic
Body: Blk 6/0 Ultra Thread
Rib: Red Ultra Wire Fine
Thorax: Blk UV Ice Dubbing
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without having felt sorry for itself.
FalsiflyJanuary 2nd, 2011, 11:48 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661

When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
WbranchJanuary 2nd, 2011, 1:35 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2733
Palomino midge in black or olive, Zebra midge, and Disco midge.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
SayfuAugust 21st, 2011, 9:49 am
Posts: 560
White, metal bead head works best for me overall with varying abdomens, and thorax.

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