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 Post subject: midge in da film
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:48 pm 
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Took a few pics today to see what the fish will look at.What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:04 pm 
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Now I know that you think like a fish. I have seen photos of a midge in the film and yours looks natural. I like the way the air bubbles are holding on the fly. If I were a fish I would eat it.
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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
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In a word....
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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:23 am 
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That looks like it should but I wonder how a leader tied to it would effect it?

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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:24 am 
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Your pattern is "suspender patterns" that suspend the fly in a vertical orientation. This is the way a mayfly emergers by placing the thorax wing pads of of the nymph into the film and breaking through the film with the nymphal shuck trailing behind.

However, this is not how midge pupa orient themselves during emergence. They form a flattened "U" shape with the head and tail of the pupa in the film and the body hanging below. The traditional suspender pattern cannot match the the hanging "U". See the video below at about 1 minute 35 seconds into the video to see the actual hanging pupa. Notice that the reflection in the mirror forms a characteristic oval appearance of the hanging pupa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGQEPZqNZU8

The only fly that I know of that can duplicate this appearance is the Roy Christie Avon Special Emerger or a variation of Roy's fly.

You can do a Google search for Roy's fly or click on Here to see the design. You can click on Simplified Version to see an easier version that Roy has tied that should be very effective.

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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
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Shucks Smoke! I don't know what all them feesh were thinkin that et this here combo. I was just starting to like using the hangin pupper fly on top and now I find I been a doin it all wrong. :(
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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:57 pm 
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appreciate the info Silver Creek......going to work on this one more because I think its got a future in showing them something different.Be safe

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 Post subject: Re: midge in da film
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 pm 
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A couple years back, I bought a few of those midges that ride like that with the tail up and did not do well on the SOHO with it. Yes, a few bites, but not impressed. Some were brown and the others were grey. I dunno !!

Silver --- you really need to make a road trip to the SOHO. Mebbe in May for the PFF. Might even get you a plate of Low Country boil and a shot White Lightning :o :o :o

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