The Ruby Midge is a killer pattern on most tailwaters. The River Run Fly Shop in Branson, Missouri introduced me to the pattern several years ago. It was first fished on Lake Taneycomo and then on other tailwaters. Each time the Ruby Midge has that it is a must in your fly box when fishing tailwaters.
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TMC 100, Dai-Riki 060 or your favorite midge hook. Size 16-18.
Red 8/0 or smaller.
Red Holographic Tinsel.
Red or black - small or extra small.
Silver nickle or Black.
Fishing Hints: Fish the Ruby Midge under an indicator. Also, great as the bottom fly in a two fly rig.