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Pattern Stuck in the Shuck Midge
Stuck in the Shuck Midge
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Category Emergers
Entered Fri, 27 Aug 2004
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Hook: TMC 101 #16-24 Thread: 10/0 Black Gudebrod Shuck: Amber Darlon Shellback: White Flouro-Fiber Abdomen: Black Tying Thread Hackle: Grizzly rooster Neck Thorax: Peacock Herl
Pattern Description
The Stuck In The Shuck Midge has become a Rocky Mountain staple over the past decade. The funny thing about this fly is that it is claimed by at least three prominent tiers, (who shall remain nameless), as an original pattern, but has been around for at least fifteen years. This pattern imitates a midge struggling to free itself from the pupal husk. This is another simple tie, made from readily available and inexpensive materials. I like this pattern because it is also easy to see on the water. The SITS Midge can be tied in many other color combinations and materials can be substituted freely. I like this pattern in the color presented here, as well as a gray version, tied with gray thread and dun hackle. Black hackle is also suitable for either of these color combinations. I fish the SITS Midge with a dead drift to rising trout. Apply floatant to the fly and cast away. I try to get the fly to land within a foot of the fishes head and drifting straight down to him, right between his eyes. It seems as though casting accuracy makes a huge difference when fishing to midge eaters. It is probably far more important than exactly what pattern you might be using. At any rate, heres another midge to add to your arsenal. It never hurts to have a few different looks to show the fish when they become picky and Lord knows, they get picky on midges.