Adult Midge

Fly Name
Hook 18-22
Thread black
Wings white closed cell foam
Tails grizzly hackle fibers
Body fine dubbing
Hackle grizzly

Adult Midge

Adult Midge

Wrap thread onto the hook shank from about 1mm behind the eye to the start of the hook bend. Tie in the hackle material by making two loose wraps followed up with 3 to 5 tight wraps. Continue with additional tight wraps right to the base of the tail.

Adult Midge

Wax thread with a light coat of wonder wax. Apply a thin amount of dubbing. Spread dubbing fibers out evenly on thread. Twist dubbing evenly on thread with thumb and forefinger.

Adult Midge

Wrap dubbed thread evenly forward to the front end of the body. Tie off with 3 to 5 tight wraps.

Note: it is common to either over or underestimate the dubbing amount. It is easy to add more dubbing or pinch off excess dubbing.

Adult Midge

Tie in 2 strips of closed cell foam and angle the wings in a 45° downward attitude. Position with 3 loose wraps then secure with 5 tight wraps.

Adult Midge

Whip finish head with 4 to 8 turns. Pull tag end firmly and cut off excess thread. Place a drop of head cement on knot and allow it to penetrate both the thread base and wing stems.

Adult Midge

Trim foam wings in a tent shaped pattern.

This is an effective winter midge pattern that is highly visible for its small size. The closed cell foam makes it a great floater for all of those presentations used in fishing those narrow feeding lanes.


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