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Old 02-15-2003, 10:04 PM
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favorite midge

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
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Old 02-16-2003, 08:33 PM
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The ones I can still thread a tippet through and tie a knot in within a reasonable amount of time.



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Old 02-16-2003, 08:56 PM
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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
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Old 02-16-2003, 09:07 PM
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Jassids are the midges I have fished the most. The ones I can still see that is.

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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...
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tiny BWO are probably my favorite as of now
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Old 02-17-2003, 08:17 PM
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Hey, Hal....

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...

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Old 02-19-2003, 04:32 PM
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in my art of fly tying book it is a terrestrial
it represents a leafhopper
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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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Age.....

I am older than Hal in years......
But I may be younger in attitude!:hehe:

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Old 02-20-2003, 04:43 PM
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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)
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fly fisherman magazine

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
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Midge nymph patterns

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!

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Small flies

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...
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