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midge larva - wich is your favorite fly?
Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:11 AM
Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:29 AM
Do you weight it? Is it best as dead drift or given some action?
Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:34 AM
I don't tie anything that small. If I did, I'd have a day full of 2 inch Bluegill.
I like that, just wouldn't use it.
Barbed hooks rule!
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Ex-Marine ... quondam fidelis
Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:25 AM
On lakes I use an orange beading elastic stretched as tight as I can over olive thread.
Based Scottish Highlands. UK
MUSTAD The wise anglers choice.
Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:27 PM
Posted 23 December 2018 - 02:31 PM
I tie most all of my midges with just thread and wire, no weight, but some on the leader at times. The little orange one works very well in winter. But like Mike, I am now in Florida, and I don't do much midge fishing.
Posted 23 December 2018 - 03:41 PM
Even though midges are prevalent in the local streams I fish, I really don't use midge larva. These streams also have sunfish and like Mike I don't enjoy catching two inch sunfish. The only two size 32's I ever tied for fishing were taken by two inch sunfish. It's a nice pattern and I'm probably going to tie up a few similar onesfor the fly boxes I'm making up for my niece and her husband to use next spring once they're settled in Vermont. One thing they'd be useful for around here would be ice fishing. Not sure we'll get any fishable ice this winter, but tied in sizes 14 to 18 they should work on pan fish.
Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:08 PM
Nice color combo, using different colors for the under body and over body gives it that translucent shuck look that seems to fool the picky ones. I use something similar on the lakes in the Southern Rockies and it is probably my most consistent producer for small and medium size fish in the colder months. Search Youtube for "Midge Fly Emerging music by Lokitas," for footage of a midge emerging underwater. I thought it was pretty cool.