CDC Midge Emerger II
This is a hybrid between a palamino midge and a morgan’s midge. A versitle fly to have in a midge hatch, it can imitate an emerger as well as a stuck in the shuck midge. Tie them in this color scheme or come up with your own. Don’t overdo the floatant. Just a smear on the wing and hackle will do.
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CDC Midge Emerger
The CDC Midge Emerger is a dynamite small pattern originated by Shane Stalcup. Tied by Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler & Outfitter in Rapid City, South Dakota. The CDC soft hackle give the fly movement and traps air bubbles that mimic an emerging midge pupa. Fish this pattern deep behind a copper john. It can also be fished below the surface behind a dry fly such as a parachute adams.
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Bubble Back Midge
Learn to tie the bubble back midge fly in this fly tying video.
This fly is one of our best all purpose droppers. Trail it behind another nymph or fish below a dry fly, it always works. The color scheme is up to you. Our go to colors for the bubble back midge are black, brown, olive, and gray.
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Fly Tying Videos- Tying the F-Fly
How to tie a F-fly. A great, simple to tie dry fly. Don’t be fooled by this fly- it might look too simple to be effective, but it catches loads of fish. Great tied in Olive, Black, and Red. Tie this in sizes 16-22.
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Fly Tying Video- Sipper Midge
Our take on the bighorn river classic. Despite its simple tying procedure, this is a midge pattern that packs a punch. The Sipper Midge due to its slender profile is often more effective than more complicated midge patterns. Fish this for selective trout feeding on midge adults or even emerging midges. Tie this in several body colors- namely black, olive, grey, and cream. Fish this with just a bit of floatant rubbed onto the post and hackle. Don’t put floatant on the abdomen of the...