Welcome Guest to Charlie's FlyBox!
Eric's Midge
Eric's Midge View this recipe at Charlie's FlyBox
click here for tutorial »
Charlie's flybox Charlie's flybox
Pattern Eric's Midge
Eric's Midge
click to enlarge
Category Dries
Entered Sun, 08 May 2011
Print/Save printable version
Print normal

Materials Needed: All materials used here available for mail order. Please use the contact form for pricing and details.

Hook: TMC 101 #18-26>>>>> Thread: Gray 8/0>>>>> Shuck: Gray Antron or Z-Lon>>>>> Shellback: 1mm Black Razor Foam, cut to hook gap width>>>>> Hackle: Blue Dun, slightly undersized>>>>> Hot Spot: Hot Pink or Orange McFlylon or Antron
Pattern Description
Eri's Midge belongs the illustrious Eric Pettine. For those of you that don't know Eric, he really is The Most Interesting Man in the World. Eric has fished and hunted all over and has a pile of great stories to tell. His little dry midge pattern featured here is his answer to a high viz pattern to help those of you that have trouble seeing the fly. This is a simple tie and works quite well so you ought to tie a few up and stach them in your box. Eric's addition of a foam shellback and trailing shuck add flotation and realism to this pattern.