Published May 12. 2016 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 8. 2018

Simple Midge Larva

A very easy trout nymph midge fly. Midge larvae are probably the most important food source for trout. They are always in the water, and there are times of the year that the fish will feed exclusively on these. So you must make sure and always have a supply of midge larvae imitators on hand. I never fish a stream without flies like the San Juan Worm, Zebra Midge, and this little fly, the Midge Larva.

The Simple Midge Larva is a very easy fly to tie and takes just a minute or two. You can crank out a few dozen of these in an hour. They only use 2 types of materials, and are fairly inexpensive to tie up, depending on the quality of your hook. You can tie these in any size you want, but I find that 14-26 is best

Hook: Umpqua U203 size 14-26 (the Daichi 1270, or mustad C53S also work well)
Thread: Uni-thread 6/0 in red (Or you can go thicker or thinner for a different profile)

Music: funnysong - Bensound.com

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