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Ice Glow midge 2
tied by horseshoe
Fly Type: Terrestrials & Midges,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Eastern Canada,
Hook : #14 Royd Black nickel eye/ down buzz hook
Thread : #8/0 Uni black thread
Body : #12 M Uni-Glo orange
: .5mm plastic stretch cord
Put #14 hook in vise and wrap black thread down the shaft and on the curve as is easy to handle.
Tie in .5mm stretch cord and tie in orange uni-glo. I find it good to pull and stretch cord before tie down, as it makes it more pliable.
Wrap thread up shaft to the area where you will begin to form your head.
Wrap uni-glo, making sure to cover black thread by touching sides or overlapping, up to the thread in the head area.
Tie down and snip off excess uni-glo. Try to snip off from the underside.
Stretch as you wrap your cord up the shaft and securely tie down in same place as uni-glo. Snip off excess and tie down neatly before starting to form small head with thread.
Whip finished and snip off from the underside if possible and apply head cement or varnish. Taking care to not cover the eye.
I also make these in yellow,green and pink.
As with the Ice Glow midge this fly was made on #14 hooks for pictorial clarity. Smaller would be better.
I mostly use this when ice fishing ( such the name) I needed something to get attention in the darkness when the snow was packed above.
I will marinate them in a ziplock bag of bait scent while in transit. I also use it in the darker stained water in the other seasons.
Unlike the Ice glow midge, this fly has extra protection on the shaft with the stretch cord.
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to have a little help but REMEMBER you must take them out of the darkness before use and expose them to light or they will not glow in the dark.
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