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    Default midges for fun.

    here is a couple I found last week that I thought I would share.
    HOOK: SIZE 20 CURVED NYMPH
    THREAD: RED 12/0
    BREATHERS: WHITE CDC
    THORAX:BLACK DUBBING COVERED BY TURKEY TAIL FIBERS
    UNDERBODY: RED THREAD
    RIB: BLACK ULTRA RIB


    HOOK: SIZE 20 CURVED NYMPH
    THREAD:BROWN 12/0
    RIB: THREAD DARKENED WITH PERMA MARKER
    THORAX: NATURALTURKEY BIOT
    WING BUDS: TAN BIOT
    THREE COATS SALLY HARD AS @#$%




    Last edited by olesmoke; 12-08-2011 at 09:10 PM.
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    Those are both great patterns...I particularly like the second one. Care to share the recipes?
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    Awesome!! great flies. going to tie one right now.

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    Where are mine?

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    olesmoke-

    I like the first one, with the bent shank. Looks more realistic to me, though there is nothing wrong with the second one which is a more "classic" pattern.

    I am curious as to why you tied the first one in reverse with the CDC post on the hook end and not the eye end. Is there something that you should share with us?

    Bill

    P.S.- Roy Christie, had an article in Hatches magazine's website, about tying reverse emerger patterns. Wonder if the bugs actually go downstream in a head first position, and not tail first. If this is true, maybe we tyiers have been doing all wrong for a long time. Anybody know for sure?
    Last edited by kentuckytroutbum; 12-13-2011 at 02:48 PM. Reason: added postscript

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    Kentuckie to be honest it was one of those "what would it look like if I" tried this and when it went into the aquarium for the float test it just looked good.Thanks
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    Have you tried them on the Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesmoke View Post
    Kentuckie to be honest it was one of those "what would it look like if I" tried this and when it went into the aquarium for the float test it just looked good.Thanks
    olesmoke-

    That's fine, but I still think you may have stumbled onto something. I'd still like to know the head first thing. Madison Boats shot a lot of underwater videos of trout earlier this year, and I wonder if he noticed which way the nymphs were heading.

    I'd like to find the DVD by the guy that did "The Underwater World of Trout" or something with a similar name. He may have noticed which way.
    Anyone have the DVD?

    Bill

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    Here is a video of hatching midges. Notice how bright the heads are.
    http://midcurrent.com/videos/the-life-cycle-of-midges/
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