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Corey S

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Hello all,

Can anyone identify this fly? It’s a midge emerger tied with a black body and a kind of translucent plastic or glue sheath over the top. My dad and I fished with this the other day and found it to be killer on the tailwater near us— but he has no recollection of where he got the fly. Thanks!

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35 minutes ago, samsonboi said:

Looks like it's just a black scud imitation.

+1, and I am doing some in black, dark gray and dark olive.... perfect size for the foothills’ ponds in this zone...

Welcome to the forum, Corey S,  

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Basically, you take a beaded or non-beaded hook, tie in some wire and a strip of Ziploc bag at the bend, dub to the bead or head, bring the plastic over the fly as a shellback, and rib over the plastic with wire. You can also omit the wire, or rib it first and then make the shellback.

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Thanks for the replies you two, not a scud I don’t think— should have mentioned, the fly is more of a size 20-22. Or do you all fish scuds that small?

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6 minutes ago, Corey S said:

Thanks for the replies you two, not a scud I don’t think— should have mentioned, the fly is more of a size 20-22. Or do you all fish scuds that small?

I needed a dark one about #20 to match the locals, so thank you...

 

There are a multitude of traditional nymphs which could be done with shell-backs, with scuds at top of list.  Never used any midges with shellback from  guides I booked, but fished many midges with their stock of flies.  

If you  find the source of this one, let us know.... please 👍👍🎣🎣😎😎

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The photo isn't really clear, but it looks like it's got a short flashy shuck (tail) and a spikey dubbed thorax. If they said it was a midge emerger it could be a beadhead wd-40 variant.

 

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25 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

The photo isn't really clear, but it looks like it's got a short flashy shuck (tail) and a spikey dubbed thorax. If they said it was a midge emerger it could be a beadhead wd-40 variant.

 

I'm with Chug on this one.
I'm curious why the abdomen isn't tapered other than it may have been damaged.
It also looks like a TMC2487 or TMC2457.
The dubbed thorax looks like a synthetic because it is so consistent in length and width of the fibers.
The shuck also looks like a synthetic.

Kimo

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I don't tie anything that small, but I'm betting it's more about the color/shape/size than it is about the specifics.  It would be fairly easy use the same color bead and materials and tie up something that looks like that picture.

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scud hook

black thread

silver bead

black flexi-floss, span flex, thread, larva lace, floss etc body

black ice dubbing thorax

be creative. experiment

Black-midge.jpg

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4 hours ago, flytire said:

scud hook

black thread

silver bead

black flexi-floss, span flex, thread, larva lace, floss etc body

black ice dubbing thorax

be creative. experiment

Black-midge.jpg

Sure looks like a midge pupa to me. Good job, Flytire. I have them in black and olive shades.

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