Very realistic midge pattern that mimicks a blood worm or larva. This pattern is sometimes called the Red and Black Midge. I renamed it the Herky Midge since it is tied in my high school colors.
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|Hook:||Size 16-20 060 or similar hook.
|Body:||Blood Red Midge Stretch Tubing.
|Weight:||NIckel Tungsten Bead Head sized to hook or Crystal Glass Bead.
- Put the bead on the hook and mount it in the vise.
- Start the thread behind the bead.
- Tie in the stretch tubing behind the bead.
- Stretch the tubing as you barber pole the thread down the shank. Stop at the bend.
- Barber pole the thread back to behind the bead. Some red stretch tubing should show through as you wrap it forward.
- As you stretch the tubing wind it down the bend and then back to behind the bead. Tie off the tubing and cut.
- The bend to the top of the shank should be red; the bend to the bead should be a mixture of red and black; and, behind the bead should be black
- Whip finish and clip the thread.
Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
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