Published Nov 28. 2023 - 3 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 29. 2023

Simple Foam Midge

Here we will be tying a fly by myself that I made few years back. The idea with this fly is to let is fish right under the surface film of the water. Just like the idea with Emergers. This fly hasn't enough buoyancy to float completely but it will sink slowly. Therefor it can be fished on not too fast drag close to the surface. The fly is a good option for both stream and lake fishing. I use it mostly in lakes myself. The Foam Midge catches both brown trout and Arctic char and it's simple and easy to tie. The fly can be tied with a thicker body and the wing can be replaced with CDC for increased buoyancy. The current version have worked best for me personally.

Pattern

Author: Ívar Örn Hauksson.
Hook: Ahrex FW501 #18
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk Professional 20D black.
Body: Semperfli foam 3,5mm cut down to thin strand and wrapped on the hook.
Wing: Antron white (CDC or poly yarn will work too).
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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