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BH MIdges

Post by Roadkill » Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:35 pm

Here are 2 new glass bead midges ready for my boxes this year...

A #20 Trout Candy tied with #15 red and white glass beads and a body of red and black stretch beading cord.

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and a #20 Black Haretron midge with a tying thread hot spot behind the silver lined clear glass bead.

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Post by letumgo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:07 pm

Those look absolutely deadly! Could you take a picture of the bottom one wet? I'd like to see how much the underbody shows through once it gets wet.

Great stuff!
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Re: BH MIdges

Post by hankaye » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:53 am

Roadkill, Howdy;

Hideous beasties they are. The trout should eat them right up. :D
I'm curious about that bottom one as well.

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Re: BH MIdges

Post by tie2fish » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:25 am

Are these for still water fishing, Bill?
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Re: BH MIdges

Post by Roadkill » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:59 am

Thanks guys!

ImageIMGP0166 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Getting it wet doesn't allow the thread under color to show through but I am sure a little casting and fish wear will do that. ;)

If I want that translucent effect immediately I will fish one tied with clear stretch cord...
ImageIMGP0172 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Bill these are tied for all waters since midges are so prevalent. I have had midge patterns save the day on still waters, tailwater fishing, rivers and spring creeks. The Trout Candy tied in #16 is the first thing I am trying in some Central Oregon lakes this year.
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Re: BH MIdges

Post by letumgo » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:26 am

Thank you Bill, for the extra photos and descriptions. Very helpful.
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Re: BH MIdges

Post by Roadkill » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:44 pm

Ray,

Here is a link to my tying friend Bob's step by step for his Trout Candy.
http://www.coflyfishers.org/resources/D ... onomid.pdf

I have already tied them in #16-20s and may tie some 14s for eastern Oregon alkaline lakes where some of the midges are monsters like some of the fish. ;)
I tie some of my TDC midges in 9672 #10s.

Modern Midges by Takahashi and Hubka is my newest go to resource for midges but I also have a fondness for the tying style in Midge Magic by Holbrook and Koch.
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Re: BH MIdges

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:40 pm

Bill,
These patterns are awesome! Size twenty? I know that midges are minute but WOW yours are crazy good! I like the very last one your tied with the "translucence" that is bound to kill!
Super job friend,
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