The Violet Midge Spider.

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The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:35 pm

From Mike Hardings Book. North Country Flies The Violet Midge.

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 14.
Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer Salmonberry.
Body. Same.
Thorax. Mole.
Legs. Jackdaw neck feather.

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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by letumgo » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:28 pm

Interesting. When I read the name I was expecting a different color (purple/violet).

I like it. ;)
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by Hankinsfly » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:13 pm

Beautiful. Is that one turn of hackle?
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by Theroe » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:28 pm

letumgo wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:28 pm Interesting. When I read the name I was expecting a different color (purple/violet).

I like it. ;)
Me too!

Although I never catch fish with a purple fly....EVER.
It’s like the curse for me :x
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by Hankinsfly » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:30 pm

I may have caught one fish ever on a starling purple (too lazy to buy snipe). Purple zebra midges, however, kill.
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by RickA » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:10 pm

Me too!

Although I never catch fish with a purple fly....EVER.
It’s like the curse for me :x
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yeah, I laughed the first time I saw a purple haze too.
What the heck is that????
Turns out it was hot from ronr's neighborhood all the way back to the tip of the mitt.
Not so much here in the N/E but brookies and steel chomp on blue.
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:14 pm

Hankinsfly wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:13 pm Beautiful. Is that one turn of hackle?
No that is 3 turns. Jackdaw is very delicate.

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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by upstatetrout » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:16 pm

RickA wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:10 pm Me too!

Although I never catch fish with a purple fly....EVER.
It’s like the curse for me :x
yeah, I laughed the first time I saw a purple haze too.
What the heck is that????
Turns out it was hot from ronr's neighborhood all the way back to the tip of the mitt.
Not so much here in the N/E but brookies and steel chomp on blue.
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Next May you should try a purple March Brown Spider!

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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by DUBBN » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:12 pm

I am hoping in my next lifetime, Purple works for me. It is an amazing color for trout. Just not for me. :D
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Re: The Violet Midge Spider.

Post by Mike62 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:00 am

Maybe because it's still early and I'm only on the first cup off coffee, but I read the title of the thread as 'Violent Midge Spider'. I couldn't figure where you guys were getting purple from, let alone what would turn a midge violent. So yeah, purple never works for me either.

I think the salmonberry version works, though. I actually have a spool of that...
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