The High Vis Midge
Mel Moore

HI VIS MIDGE IMAGE

MATERIALS LIST

  1. Hook - Daiichi 1270, Mustad 80050BR, Orvis 1510, Tiemco 200R. Size 8 thru 18.

  2. Thread - Black 6/0

  3. Tail - White antron fibers.

  4. Abdomen - Glass beads to suit natural insect color.

  5. Thorax - Classy Black "Tubin' Times Sparkle Life Nymph Dubbing".

  6. Antennae - Hot pink antron fibers.

TYING INSTRUCTION

  1. Slide 4 glass beads onto the hook's shank, insert the hook into the vise and build a good thread base.

  2. Tail - Attach a sparse tuft of white antron fibers at hook's bend. Cover the tie in thread wraps with a small hump of "Classy Black" dubbing. Tie off the tying thread and cut.

  3. Abdomen - Slide the rear bead to the tail cover dubbing hump. Re-attach the tying thread in front of the bead. Form small a "Classy Black" dubbing noodle on the tying thread of sufficient quantity to wrap 3 or 4 turns in front of the rear bead. Tie off the tying thread. Slide the middle bead rearward to the dubbing hump and repeat the process for the middle and front bead. Note: A small hump of dubbing is wrapped at the front of each bead.

  4. Thorax - Attach a tying thread dubbing loop and add sufficient "Classy Black" dubbing to build an extremely fuzzy thorax. Secure with tying thread and trim the excess dubbing loop. The fuzziness of the thorax simulates the insect's legs.

  5. Antannae - Secure a sparse tuft of hot pink antron fibers with tying thread at the thorax tie off.

  6. Head - Build a tapered tying thread head, whip finish and cement. Trim the antannae material in equal portions in front and back of the tie in about one third abdomen length.

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Copyright © Wes Newman 1998