..and Chironomids, buzzers and the like.
Usually sometime in December or January, the cabin fever sets in and the things that come off my vise after hours of sitting in the man-cave can make me think twice about my sanity. My daughters' barbie doll hair is all but depleted and my dog is as bald as a coot. But this time of year is also a great time, in between tying sessions, to get out and hit the water for some great midge hatches. Not only the smaller river style bugs, but as the ice begins to recede from the lakes, their bigger bodied cousins show up in the form of Chironomids.
So it's time to get tying some delicious Diptera.
|Quill Body Midge Fly|
|Midge Adult Pattern|
Hook: Allen D101BL #18
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier Black
Tail: Light Dun Antron
Body: Green Dyed Stripped Peacock Quill
Wings: Light Dun Medallion Sheeting
Legs: Light Dun Antron