Thread: Jim E Midge
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:46 AM
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The Jim E Midge has a versatile look. I think the black bead, green body, and grey gills looks very similar to a black fly larva as well. Black fly larva is supposed to comprise 60% of the trout's diet on the Clinch River.

I fished the Jim E Midge this past weekend with;
  • a #18 top midge that was a brighter pattern for an attractor,
  • then, I tied a #20 Jim E Midge olive pattern on a 16" drop.
It worked very well. Because of overcast skies; my intention was to get the bright pattern to stand out to the fish and draw their attention. Then; the more recognizable and consistent olive pattern would present to them. Note pattern worked on lateral and downward drifts.
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