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Old 12-08-2011, 07:08 PM
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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 @#$%




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Old 12-08-2011, 07:27 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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Old 12-08-2011, 09:32 PM
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Very cool...I bet this in red would work well on the Caney...probably the black too.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:25 PM
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Awesome!! great flies. going to tie one right now.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:55 PM
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Where are mine?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:56 AM
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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?

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Old 12-13-2011, 04:44 PM
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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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Old 12-13-2011, 10:46 PM
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Have you tried them on the Smith?
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:36 AM
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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
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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Old 12-14-2011, 09:39 AM
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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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