Poison Tongue Midge
Among the many theories about fly pattern choices, is that during the winter, patterns featuring lots of blue tend to do better in deeper runs where there is less light. Supposedly this is because the fly color attracts the most light and makes it most visible underwater for trout to feed. The Poison Tongue Midge is meant for this exact application when you are on the river. The fly catches fish on picky tailwaters and in freestone rivers where trout are eager to feed on midges that flow by them. The Poison Tongue Midge is best fished as a dropper below a dry fly or as part of a 2 fly nymph rig as the bottom fly.
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|Hook:||Dai-Riki 060 size 18-20.|
|Thread:||Blue Dun 8/0.|
|Body:||Blue Dun thread.|
|Thorax:||UV Ice Dubbing Dun.|
|Ribbing:||Extra small blue wire.|
|Bead:||5/64 Nickel tungsten.|
- Slide the bead onto the hook through the small eye port. Mount the hook in the vise and start the thread behind the bead.
- As the thread is wrapped down the shank, secure the wire at the same time. This will keep the profile slim.
- Form a slim body that has a slight taper.
- Bring the wire forward (5 wraps) and tie it off behind the bead. Clip the wire.
- Form a thorax with the Ice Dubbing.
- Tie off and whip-finish. Clip the thread. Apply head cement.
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