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Old 07-05-2009, 08:45 AM
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Default McGnat a midge emerger

Here is a midge pattern that I came up with about 15 years ago that works well on the Caney. It floats in the film with the body below the surface and the wing/post floating above the water. It works best in calm flows and should be presented quartering downstream. The use of antron for the shuck/ overbody is critical. If you just have to fish this pattern subsurface, simply trim off the poly wing leaving the poly wing case. The picture should be self explanatory. Here are the materials:
Hook- Tiemco 2488/2487 #20-22
Thread/body- 8/0 to match naural
Overbody/shuck- clear Antron
Wing/post- fine poly to match natural
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:52 AM
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Well after five attempts, I cannot get the pic to post from photo bucket! I'll keep trying.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:55 AM
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:31 AM
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Silvercreek,
Thanks for sharing your fly friend! Sometimes it helps me understand the fly better if I see a picture of the top... Maybe I should start taking pictures of the tops of my flies too?
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:04 AM
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:26 PM
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Good work Silvercreek. Should produce well on the Clinch and other tailwaters. What about using it on the SoHo using grey thread? Monk
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:15 PM
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I used it once on my first trip ever to the SoHo. Took a 10 inch brown feeding in some slack water on the first pass. Unfortunately there was so much generation, we had little time to fish. Maybe another time.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:14 AM
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Thanks Silvercreek for adding the top picture. I tie one very similar and it is one of my favorites for this time of year...
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:36 AM
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Madison, post a pic when you get a chance. I'm always looking to tie a better fly.
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