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by rmercado
Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Well, I fished on Sunday and the run-off debris was a challenge, but the smaller pattern on a larger hook worked. They didn't seem to mind. I'll try it again when the water is clearer to lock in my confidence with that approach. BTW, is there a faster way to tie a loop knot? Takes me 5x longer than ...
by rmercado
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

mickmcco wrote:Somewhere, I also have a pic of a 26" San Juan rainbow with my size 26 midge pupa in his mouth. Landing him was a miracle.

OMG, I have to see that one!
by rmercado
Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Mick, I'm going to try the larger hook with smaller pattern first.
by rmercado
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Thanks David I'll read that article.... Thanks Jimbo for an explanation of why you set the hook low and downstream. This is actually a lesson I learned when I started fly fishing. It was taught to me by my guide while fishing the Middle Provo in Utah. At the time, I had never fished with size 22 and...
by rmercado
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Alright Danny, thanks for your input. I'm already using the TMC100's and maybe the profile is why I'm doing well with it. Shhhhhh....... lots of hooks to review. I'll just get a pack of what I don't have and experiment.
by rmercado
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Thanks Mickfly, I'll check those out too. I understand about the scale thing now, those are probably the ones that just shoot strait off without headshakes. I'm glad that 50% is not a bad ratio. Seems some of the members land a higher percentage.

-Rommel.
by rmercado
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Re: Type of hooks for midges

Thanks Matt... I'll try a pack of those.

Per my fishing skills, I think this year, I dared to go as deep as I needed. Sure, I hang up and lose rigs, but I'm getting a lot more bites! Or, it's all luck - I can believe that too... :lol:
by rmercado
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Type of hooks for midges
Replies: 34
Views: 17533

Type of hooks for midges

OK, I'm a believer in midges for the Guadalupe. While this is a very productive type of fly, my fish landing ration has gone down dramatically. Today, I hooked and played 17 and landed 9 - about 50%. I'm using size 20 and 22 midges tied on TMC100's. Do most people use scud hooks for thread midges? D...