Published Mar 27. 2020 - 5 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 28. 2020

Size 30 Black Beauty Midge

Midges are small, at least the vast majority of them are. Especially in western tail waters like the San Juan river. I have had to fish down to size 30 hook to get fish to strike, however at that size, it becomes very difficult to land these large fish. But this is luckily a fairly easy fly to tie, and one that makes it possible to tie down to a size 30 (even 32 if you can find the hooks). Midge pupa have a ribbed looking abdomen, and a thick head that encases their wings and legs. These little midges will start to emerge most days on rivers, and become a very stable food source for trout. One of the most abundant bugs on the river, their small size makes up for in such large quantities. So trout naturally will open up for one of these floating near them, and usually (as long as you are tying the right size) will not question eating such an easy meal. Drag these behind a heavier nymph to get it down, and let this bounce around behind it, looking like a pupa trying to swim to the surface.

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Materials.....
Hook: Risen Barbless Emerger 2488 - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/hooks/products/barbless-emerger-2488
Thread: Black Veevus 16/0 - https://amzn.to/2J5Bn1U
Wire: Silver x-small Ultra wire - https://amzn.to/2WznrVK
Head Cement: Hard as Hull - https://amzn.to/2xbNTu2

Tools.....
Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/38Ea7lN
Scissors: Dr. Slick all purpose - https://amzn.to/38DoLd6
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW

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