Published Jun 13. 2013 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Jun 13. 2013

Opal Midge

The Opal Midge is an easy tie and very effective midge larva pattern. I am tying this pattern on an Allen Fly Fishing N304 hook. This particular hook is a straight-eye, 2X-short shank, thin wire, emerger/scud hook. Check them out by visiting

I generally fish this pattern in the late fall through early spring months. I generally find that in the winter months, the trout tend to pod in specific areas of the river, generally an area with lots of sunlight. These fish become very picky on what they eat. The mirage opal tinsel gives off a wide range of colors and the UV Clear Fly Finish head gives the fly's thorax a lot of depth and shine. I have had amazing results when using this fly, generally as the end fly in a tandem nymph rigging set-up. Tie some up and see for yourself!

Allen Fly Fishing Hook Mirage Opal Tinsel
Size 16 - 18 Size Medium
Size 20 - 24 Size Small

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