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 Post subject: Midges - Pupa/Emerger and Dry/Emerger
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:19 pm 
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Midge Pupa/Emerger

Thread: UTC 70 denier, red
Bead: Craft type glass bead, Gunmetal
Abdomen: 2 strands of black/copper variegated krystal flash
Wing: Continuation of the abdomen, pulled over the tying thread, lashed down over the back and snipped to length
Thorax: Thread wraps


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Midge Dry/Emerger

Hook: Pupa/Emerger style, size 20 -24. This one is a size 20
Thread: UTC 70 Denier, Dun
Tail, Body, and Wing: Black Bear Hair
Head: Thread

I wrap a thread body from eye to bend, then tie in the bear hair at the bend. That gives you the tail. I wrap the thread up to one eye width from the eye, then pinch/pull the bear hair back to the index point, allowing the hair to "puff up" a bit, and tie it down with a couple of wraps toward the eye. Then I pull the butts back over the body and tie that down over the original securing wraps, wrap the thread back towrad the eye, make a small taper to the make the head, and whip finish. Then I just snip the bear hair wing to just beyond the bend of the hook.Ththththat's all, folks.


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