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: Midge Pupa

05-05-2004, 07:40 PM
Can any of you guys put me on to a killer still-water emerging midge pupa? I'm looking for a pattern to strip slowly through the surface film this spring, perhaps dropped off an adult spinner.

05-05-2004, 07:57 PM
I have had good results with a pattern that consists of a tiny and short tuft of calf tail for a tail(gills), a body of stripped peacock herl ribbed with transparent thread, a thorax of black dubbing, a tuft of calf tail for the front gills also sparse and short. I fish it both below an indicator at depths to several feet as well as in the method you suggest. I tie it from 18 all the way to a 2xl #8.
Good luck with it.

01-15-2005, 12:16 PM
Don't know what part of thw world you are from but in England the Shipmans buzzer is a KILLER when midges are hatching.

01-16-2005, 11:52 AM
Ummmm, looks like a Shipman's is the POD on Sexyloops. Got to try it. Thanks.