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: favorite midge

02-15-2003, 09:04 PM
what is your favorite midge fly i don't know that many so i didn't make this a poll i will probably start one later

02-16-2003, 07:33 PM
The ones I can still thread a tippet through and tie a knot in within a reasonable amount of time.


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paul yochim
02-16-2003, 07:56 PM
I like the Griffith's Gnat for fishing on top. For fishing deep, my favourite is the Brassie. Both are very easy to tie. Paul

02-16-2003, 08:07 PM
Jassids are the midges I have fished the most. The ones I can still see that is.

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02-17-2003, 12:23 AM
B.W.O. Emerger, in size 20 or 22, some with a tiny BH. to get past the surface film.
I have to pre-tie them on 18 inches of tippet then do a lop to loop, as they say, first the eyes go, then the midges...

02-17-2003, 03:23 PM
tiny BWO are probably my favorite as of now

02-17-2003, 07:17 PM
Is a jassid technically a midge or a terrestial???

Not being a wise guy, just asking....
It's been a long time since I read Vince Marinaro's book...


02-19-2003, 03:32 PM
in my art of fly tying book it is a terrestrial
it represents a leafhopper

02-19-2003, 07:13 PM
In my book its a midge terresterial. Don't ask me to name the book, its in my virtual fly fishing memory accumulated over the last 43 years.

Just like a Hexigenia Limbata mayfly is called a "Michigan Caddis" in Michigan.

Now whose the one making this look like rocket science ?


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P.S. FYI, Sdhflyfisher BobK is older and more knowledgeable than I.;) ;) I have three sons: 15, 18, and 21.

02-20-2003, 07:53 AM
I am older than Hal in years......
But I may be younger in attitude!:hehe:


02-20-2003, 03:43 PM
PM i am a year older than your youngest and my brother is a year younger than your oldest but what is funny is that my brother who is 4 years older than me is shorter than me.

Bobk it is the opposite for me and my brother i am more mature than he is (at times)

02-20-2003, 04:56 PM
i got the march one today and it has some simple midge patterns in it i'll post some of them tomorrow i can't tonight i got a english test to study for

02-22-2003, 10:42 PM
Some of the simplest (and deadliest) midge nymph patterns are simply referred to as "string things", essentially just a slim body of thread, and a wisp of "fluff" at the head of a very small (20 to 24) hook. They work well, too - (if I can just see them well enough to tie them on the leader!)

I have to take my glasses off to do this!


03-08-2003, 01:49 AM
I favor the little black & white Caenis Spinner in size 24...

I'll never forget the day I was showing my wife the size if these hooks and dropped a box (100 count) of Mustad #24 hooks on the shag carpet... :eyecrazy:

Talk about eye-strain...