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Post by gstrand » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:33 am

I'm participating in a midge swap we have going at FAOL and stream-fisher... Thought I'd share with you guys, too, mainly 'cause I like the picture!

Started on the flies last night. Gave up on my CDC gills, (see bottom fly) and just went to a biot/herl midge in #24.

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Post by nmckenzie02 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:10 am

i never have any luck fishing midges on the guad. any input on the best conditions and time to try these itty bitty trout snacks?

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Post by Ron Mc » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:41 am

that's the biggest dime I've ever seen. :P
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Post by AlanKulcak » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:32 am

midge droppers are killer for the guadalupe!!! expesially on those cold mornings when theres not much of any hatches. I tie midges on 22's and 24's, also you can try a larva style, it tie mine with just black vinynal ribbing, x-small, you can streach it out to make it even thinner. you can aslo subistitue flexi-floss for the viynal rib, but the rib makes more deffined segments. an all red larva made from ribbing works well to.
There is nothing like making that perfect cast to a tailing red and watching him devour your fly and take off like a freight train!!!!

Wait... Setting the hook and watching a bow take air, that might be better!!!!

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Post by AlanKulcak » Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:45 pm

here is a picture of some of the viynal ribed larva patters that I tie.

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There is nothing like making that perfect cast to a tailing red and watching him devour your fly and take off like a freight train!!!!

Wait... Setting the hook and watching a bow take air, that might be better!!!!

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Post by mickmcco » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:45 am

Nice flies! I find that on days when I need a bit of extra attraction, I'll tie midges like these on gold hooks or will add a Krystal flash underwrap to the ribs. Then there are other days when dull and drab is the key, so I'll use an Andy Kim's "Yong Special" that's all thread.

Here's a link to a story about his flies, with patterns:

http://www.flyfisherman.com/rmwest/rpmidges/index.html

I'll be tying some of these today in anticipation of being on the river tomorrow.
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Post by John M. White » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:42 am

Nice to meet you Mick. I enjoyed the article link you posted. Let us know how your fishing goes tomorow.
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Post by AlanKulcak » Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:15 am

That is a good article, thanks for posting it
There is nothing like making that perfect cast to a tailing red and watching him devour your fly and take off like a freight train!!!!

Wait... Setting the hook and watching a bow take air, that might be better!!!!

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