Midge


Herter's Bastard Midge
Printable Version

A great dry fly midge pattern. Tie up a few in both red and black.


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Materials

Hook:TMC 320 or equivalent Size 20-18.
Thread:Red 12/0.
Tail:Wood Duck Fibers.
Body:Tying thread.
Carapace:Bleached deer or elk hair.
Hackle:Grizzly.

Fishing Hints:
Since the Bastard Midge can be hard to see, it can be fished behind a larger dry fly such as a Crackle Back. Apply a drop of floatant to the hackle.

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Tying Instructions

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Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.

9024 Manchester
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144

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