Sunday, January 27, 2013

Midge Thread And Wire

Tiny midge flies are certainly not the ones I ever want to buy at a fly shop since they are really just a short strand of thread, a few strands of dubbing, a tuft of CDC, or a piece of wire.  Easy to tie and an ever important part of a trout's diet.



Lucas Carrol of Proven Patterns posted this video the other day and it did a very good job of comparing a few threads and wire in macro on a size #32 hook.  Yes...a trout will eat a fly on a hook that small.  Unbelievable I know.

As a side note if you are looking for what I consider to be "the bibles" of midge fly tying then look not further than Midge Magic and Modern Midges.  Both are required reading with literally thousands of photos for reference, instruction, and ideas.

5 comments:

Bill Trussell said...

The midge is my number one fly when going after trout. I don't tie my own flies, but if I did this is the fly I would start with. Thanks for sharing

Rainbow Chaser said...

Cameron, thanks for sharing this video for others. I had seen this a few days ago and thought it was well done. My problem is visual. My ol' eyes have a heck of time with size 20 or smaller. Are you kidding, #32!

Kevin Frank said...

Hmm I have size 24 flies and I'm afraid to use them. I'm worried I'll drop it in the water or anwhere for that matter and not see it. They look like flecks of pepper. I can't imagine what a 32 would look like.

Cutthroat said...

I love tying midges. I have Modern Midges, but thanks for sharing Midge Magic. I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Fellows...thanks for the comments. I am glad that I posted the video since it appears that many of you have enjoyed it as much as I did.