Small, proportionate, AND visible.
We wanted to highlight a few newer materials that we have been using in our midge tying. Snow shoe hare's foot kind of got hard to find for a little but, so we started to play with some other options. Poly yarn works well, but we just got some EP trigger point international fibers that is a very fine option for wings. I have no idea what "trigger point international" means, but I'm translating it as "really good winging material." We also wanted to show how to use Veevus body quill as a trailing shuck because it has just enough luster to make an effective shuck. Keep in mind that I always use floatant on this bad boy, and Loon Lochsa is definitely my favorite.
Check out the new video:
*We used a Tiemco hook in the video because it's what we had at the bench. The Gamakatsu C12-BM is a great hook too because it's barbless and it has a bigger eye.
Hook: Gamakatsu C12-BM - #28 (+)
Thread: Uni 8/0 - Black (+)
Shuck: Veevus body quill - Tan (+)
Wing: EP trigger point international fibers - Quick Silver (+)
If you want snowshoe hare's feet, we have those too (+)
|A dozen #30 bunny midges on a dime|
Hook: TMC 2488 #18-28 or TMC 518 #28-32
Thread: Veevus 16/0 or Uni 8/0 color to match natural bugs
Tail: Midge flash - root beer or opal
Rib: Uni 8/0 thread - dun or iron gray
Wing: Snowshoe hare's foot - dun
|This one is tied on a #32 TMC 518 hook.|
AND... the HD video tutorial.