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Old 03-28-2005, 04:29 PM
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I've never used midge larvae before and would like to tie some to have on hand. I've looked online and have gotten a little overwhelmed with patterns, colors, sizes etc from sites all over the world. Does anybody has any advice on what patterns, colors, sizes, etc. that I should concentrate on for New England conditions.

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Old 03-28-2005, 05:49 PM
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two good patterns to start with would be a brassie and a miracle nymph, both work well and are a snap to tie.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:04 PM
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Remember the ostrich herl midge flies I used on Hurricane Pond last fall?
Easy tie, and very effective. ( Dry fly hook (Mustad 94833), thread to match color, tail: hackle fibers to match; body: ostritch herl palmered.)

I also have great sucess with Kimballs diptera emerger. ( http://www.maineflyfishing.com/midge.htm )

These work well too:

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flyt...30501fotw.html
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Old 03-28-2005, 08:20 PM
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Hey Ken,

Oh Ya! I forgot about those, Thanks

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Would you be willing to share what color brassies and miracle nymphs you like?


Anybody ever try these
http://hipwader.com/modules.php?op=m...pic=15&catid=0

They look interesting! A little involved so I don't think I'll be tying a lot of them.

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:50 PM
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You inquired about larva, but the patterns I see in the replies are emergers or pupal patterns. A midge larva is a tiny worm. The most effective tie I use is simply Coates sewing thread for a body, twisted while winding on the hook to suggest segmentation. That's it, no tail, wing, thorax, or head. If you want to get fancier, taper the body so it is a bit thicker in the middle. Basic colors are medium brown, black, red, and olive. Very effective when fished dead drift through the riffles.
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You inquired about larva, but the patterns I see in the replies are emergers or pupal patterns. A midge larva is a tiny worm. The most effective tie I use is simply Coates sewing thread for a body, twisted while winding on the hook to suggest segmentation. That's it, no tail, wing, thorax, or head. If you want to get fancier, taper the body so it is a bit thicker in the middle. Basic colors are medium brown, black, red, and olive. Very effective when fished dead drift through the riffles.
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Here's a nice pic of a miracle nymph thats like the one i tie, you can tie it alot smaller than the size 16 listed.
http://www.danica.com/flytier/ccraven/miracle_nymph.htm

as far as brassies goes, just fine wire copper wire with a peacock head. but you can tie it with any any color wire like the red one here:
http://www.danica.com/flytier/jbarela/brassie_midge.htm
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Try some of the ones I tie up. See my signature.
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