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15 Trout Flies You Must Tie

5MIDGE LARVA

MIDGE LARVA

Hook: 2X-long wet fly or curved-shank nymph hook, size 18 or 16.
Head: Small copper or black bead.
Thread: Size 8/0 (70 denier).
Body: Tying thread.
Rib: Fine Ultra Wire.
Gills:White polypropylene yarn.

Here’s a pattern for the guys who fish trout lakes and ponds. Fish it deep on the end of a very long leader under a strike indicator to catch cruising trout feeding on real midge larvae. If you fish rivers, especially tailwaters, add this pattern to your selection of nymphs; it often fools trout that ignore larger nymphs and larva imitations. Tie theMidge Larva in black and red; the wire rib can match or contrast with the color of the body.