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Syl's Midge: Purple Variant

Syl's Midge: Purple Variant

Must-Have Soft Hackle The Syl's Midge, from Sylvester Nemes, has been one of my favorite midge soft hackle patterns over the Purple Syl's Midge years. It's a stellar pattern fished on the swing, the rise or just tossing into a pod of midge-eating trout. I've had times where, after throwing lots of my standards, a soft hackle like the Syl's Midge saves the day. Strikes can be subtle but it can also be the mini-equivalent of streamer fishing to aggressive fish. And if you want a different take on it, throw the Purple or Red versions on high mountain lakes during midge (chironomid) hatches when they refuse your surface patterns. Killer stuff! The purple version here (and a couple of color variants whose materials are shown below) are great additions to any midge or nymph box. With the material list being so simple, it's easy to mix up the colors and show the fish something different. If you go with the colored variations, make sure to go with the Nature's Spir

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Synthetic Yak Streamer

Synthetic Yak Streamer

Big Taper, Little Bulk I'll be honest, I got all fired up to tie some big meat when Lance brought in some of his for lake trout.  I had been messing with a lot of synthetic fibers, but synthetic yak is one of my favorites due to how it flows in the water, and how it keeps bulk.  This fly really isn't super hard to tie, it just takes a little bit of time.  Feel free to mess with colors, and even change the hook and eye if you want.  This type of fly also works really well when tied on a tube! Material List Add to Cart   View in store                                                        Hook : Ahrex 270 Saltwater Bluewater Hook - 5/0 Thread : Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier - White Tail : Polar Flash - 2033 - Mirage Opal Under Body : Nature's Spirit Synthetic Yak Hair - White Over Body : Nature's Spirit Synthetic Yak Hair - Brown Body Filler : Ripple Ice Dub - Mother of Pearl Collar 1 : Ripple Ice Fiber - Shrimp Pink Colla

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