Blood Midge by Gordon Cordova

This little size 18 Blood Midge use a small cross stitch bead for the head, and just a little weight to get the fly sinking into the water column. You can find the beads in craft stores, in a huge variety of colors, but be aware that they are breakable if you happen to hit the fly onto a hard surface.The curved scud hook, such as a C49S is used to give the fly the appearance of it swimming, and for blood worms and chironomids, these curved hooks are my own goto. It’s a great little fly for stillwater fishing, you can fish it with a dry fly line with a long leader, either with or with out a strike indicator.

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Blood Midge Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Size 18 curved scud / caddis
Head: Small petite cross stitching bead
Thread: 14/0
Rib: XS red midge wire
Breathers: antron
Thorax: peacock herl

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