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Old 03-01-2011, 10:31 AM
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Lightbulb Madison - Clinch Midge [Instructional]

Here are the steps to tie a very simple Clinch River midge that I have found to be highly effective. I am not very secretive about my patterns and I find it rewarding that others may benefit from using them. However; I cannot post the fly patterns that are shared to me and asked to keep private.

I hope you enjoy tying this pattern and it catches some fish for you as well.

I shall call it; "The Madison-Clinch Midge"






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Old 03-01-2011, 06:02 PM
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Very nice Shawn. What sizes do you like to tie that in? Do you use splitshot to get it down in the water column? ...it doesn't seem to carry much weight.

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:49 PM
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Very nice looking bug.Thanks for sharing.Be safe
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:14 AM
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Very nice Shawn. What sizes do you like to tie that in? Do you use splitshot to get it down in the water column? ...it doesn't seem to carry much weight.

Thanks,

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Thank you Joel! The fly is actually heavier than it looks. I add some bulk wraps of wire for the thorax to help add weight. I like to fish this in size #18-20 in the tourist/stocked areas and size #16 in the rest of the river.

I use Xink to sink my tippet and small flies. It works great!
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Shawn,

Pretty cool idea using two glass beads, don't think I have seen that one before. Nicely done.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:29 AM
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Exclamation New Wing-Bud Technique/Spring Midge to come...

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Shawn,

Pretty cool idea using two glass beads, don't think I have seen that one before. Nicely done.
Thanks Travis! I originally got the idea from The Book Modern Midges that my good friend Ray gave me as a gift. The book gave me infinite ideas and methods. I enjoy seining the rivers/streams and using those midge ideas to mimic the bugs that are in current activity.

*I have created an excellent new technique to illustrate the wing-buds on a midge. I hope to post an instructional for it his week.

**Also, I have my Spring Midge Pattern to share that is about to start up...

I do not post these patterns to boast or to promote myself as any professional. I just enjoy sharing my ideas/patterns with others in hopes that I can help them have a good day or fun time.

The trout streams will become less available and eventually fly fishing could be a lost art. I find it is best to promote the sport and to help educate people on the beauty and aspects it involves. By doing so; we can help promote interest in protecting its resources=Funding!
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:47 AM
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This pattern fishes well on the Clinch this time of year! Especially if you are throwing midges...
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I use Xink to sink my tippet and small flies. It works great!
What's this? I'm not sure if that's a typo or not. Either way I could use a lesson on weighting midges. Thanks
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What's this? I'm not sure if that's a typo or not. Either way I could use a lesson on weighting midges. Thanks
I never weight my midges. Instead; I worry more about getting the correct shape and presentation. It is not a typo. I have used Xink Wet Fly Dressing for many years and it works great. It works by reducing the surface tension of your fly and tippet.

http://www.gink.com/GG-Products-StreamSide-Xink.html

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I never weight my midges. Instead; I worry more about getting the correct shape and presentation. It is not a typo. I have used Xink Wet Fly Dressing for many years and it works great. It works by reducing the surface tension of your fly and tippet.

http://www.gink.com/GG-Products-StreamSide-Xink.html



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