Davie McPhail's Sparse Midge Pupa

Yes, you need this one too

Davie McPhail's Spare Midge Pupa
Last week I said it was the last chironomid pattern we'd post for a while. I lied. When I saw this pattern, I knew it was a winner. And after a weekend of catching fish on chironomids again (no, it doesn't get old), I'm always looking out for more winners.

Because we work with Fulling Mill and considering Davie McPhail has been working with them as of late, we decided to feature some of his patterns here (with his blessing of course).

If you've never heard of Davie, you live under a rock. He's arguably one of the best fly tyers on the planet. So clean, so consistent. And while you notice we typically stick to our own patterns for tutorials and posts here, we're going to look to expanding things to give some more variety and exposure out there.

With that said, here's the recipe and the tutorial...

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Hook: Fulling Mill Heavyweight Champ, Barbless - 10     
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black     
Back: Mirage Flashabou - 3005 - Opal     
Thorax Cover: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Red - Medium     
Ribbing: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black     
Wing Buds: Stripped Goose Biots - Fl. Orange     
Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish     
Coating: Hard As Hull Head Cement