You will want to brush up on tying your parachute patterns before you tackle this one. The midge is a minuscule little prey item and so the hooks reflect this. Charlie Piette gets a lot of respect from me for being able to tie large stuff like Ed Ward’s Intruder to this. This fly has an orange hi-vis post that I would need in order to have any hope of seeing a take.
Here is something to stock into your stillwater box. A few points that make this pattern stand out are the barb-less hook used, the ultra fine wire and the overall durability and effectiveness of this fly. You can change out the body colors with olives an browns and change the cheeks to various shades of oranges and reds.
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Hook: Shrimp barbless #10 – 16
Thread: To suit body color
Rib: Fine Silver wire
Cheeks: Fine Orange Lagartun Braid
Aaron Jasper takes us through the steps to create a clean effective WD40 midge. It’s a quick fly to tie and you could bang off a couple dozen in an hour. Change up the body colors and the thorax colors to get a wide variety of flies to stock your box.
Hook: Curved Scud #10-22
Thread: Brown Olive 6/0
Tail: Brown Darlon or Z-lon
Body: Brown Olive 6/0
Wingcase: Pearl Mylar Tinsel
Thorax: Grey Superfine Dubbing