|Thread||black & fine silver wire|
Attach thread base to hook shank and tie in fine wire and grizzly hackle. First prepare hackle by stripping away fibers from its stem base. Next tie in with 4 or 5 tight thread wraps.
Tie in 2 or 3 strands of peacock herl with 5 tight thread wraps.
Evenly wind peacock herl to form the body. Secure with 5 tight wraps. Next rib the body with the fine wire and secure with another 5 tight wraps. This protects the herl from damage.
Evenly wind hackle in a somewhat dense pattern. Secure hackle with 5 tight thread wraps.
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 hackle stems.
This fly mimics a cluster of recently hatched midges. I like it because I can use a larger fly than a single natural midge. It's more visible to both the fish and to me. The larger hook gives you a better chance of landing that big one.
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