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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.
Bruce
RedQuill27November 15th, 2009, 7:26 am
Wisconsin

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
Montana

Posts: 1
Theres my 2 favorites!



Wayne's SRP
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57003849@N06/5312540039/
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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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57003849@N06/5288647325/
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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: 656






Falsifly
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: 2502
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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