Wednesday, November 13, 2013

C.R. Midge

C.R. Midge
One morning on the Crooked River in Eastern Oregon, I was fishing a dry fly over a difficult hatch. After an hour of frustration, I decided to collect a few specimens with my net. After my inspection, I determined that they were #16 adult midges and that the fish were taking the emergers. The only fly that I had which resembled them was a #16 Lead Wing Coachman. I quickly clipped the gray wing back to 3/16th of an inch. Almost at once I started to catch fish because they were taking the emerging nymphs and not the dry fly. 

Thread:  8/0 black monocord
Hook:     92840 Mustad sizes 14 - 20
Body:     Thin peacock herl
Wing:     A Thin mallard section clipped short

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