In this video, Greg ties a jig style Tiger Midge, a long time classic amongst trout fisherman. A huge part of a trout’s diet is midges. In streams and lakes throughout the world, midges are a huge food source for our swimming friends. Fly fishers should always have a selection of midges in their box. These flies are tied on a Gamakatsu J20 jig hook to reduce snags and weighted with a slotted tungsten bead to drop fast. Get creative with different colors and sizes to match the hatch.
This looks like bubble gum for trout. It’s a wild patterns the I’d love to try out. I do have on concern with the weight placement, as it will likely keel the hook, but, given that the fly will likely be suspended vertically for a stillwater application, that won’t matter too much. I love the color, and the gummy look. As always, Hans ties up a great looking fly.