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McflyanglerJune 9th, 2016, 8:55 pm
New Mexico, United States

Posts: 35
The CDC Dry Fly Midge is a perfect imitation for a midge hatch. These tiny flies are fairly easy to tie if you have good eyes, and do really well tandem behind a Griffith's gnat or larger dry fly. They are also really quick to tie, so you can make up dozens of them in an hour for your next trip. Don't be caught off guard by the next midge hatch! keep these in your box at all times!

Hook: Daiichi 1110 size 26 (any 1x length dry fly hook will work) regularly tied from size 20-32.

Thread: 8/0 thread in black, or any color you want to tie this in. Regularly tied in gray, brown, olive and cream.

Hackle: The top feathers of a dry fly cape. These are very small hackle feathers, specifically for small midge flies.

Wings: CDC Feathers. I used "natural dun" color, but common colors are white, brown, and gray.

Music: Sunny, ukulele -
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FrussoNovember 24th, 2018, 9:42 am
Chatsworth, CA

Posts: 1
Nice, easy pattern. Looks promising, so I will be tying some up for the Sierras.
IasgairFebruary 11th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Posts: 148
Looks like I'll be busy tonight tying flies.

Thanks for sharing that with us.
MartinlfFebruary 11th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Try Tiemco 2488's for midges. Good gap. I also like the Varivas 2300 midge hook, but the wire is a bit light in the smallest sizes. I've broken one and bent another on heavier fish.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JawyellowbaFebruary 12th, 2019, 12:58 am
Posts: 6
Great vid man! Keep up the great work.

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