Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Midge Adult/Emerger/Pupa Essentials (Spring Creeks & Rivers)

Description: Midges are year-around food sources of trout in every stage and at every water type. Midge larvae patterns fished deep are constant producers (click for Flexi-Zebra, Chewy & Flexi Larva) at both rivers and spring creeks around here in SW Montana. Trout rises = surface/film fishing = can happen any time of the year too, but, in my experience, it tends to be more during winter and spring months when mayflies and caddis are "dormant". Or trout may feed/rise on midges after major mayfly hatches for the day is over. Just like mayfly dun, when we think of midge rise actions, we naturally assume it's midge adult. But oftentimes (again just like mayfly hatching stages), emergers just in the surface film and pupae ascending water column to a few inches below the film are very important. I have already published Midge APE and Pupaerger, both of which have been proven to super selective trout at Livingston's spring creeks. Here are my other essential patterns. Reason I'm posting all in one is most likely you will be fishing with a two-fly combo rig. Dry-fly covers the surface as well as serves as indicator to suspend pupa/emerger in the film or slightly below. Yes, Midge APE & Pupaerger make a great combo rig too!
All these flies mentioned above work both at spring creeks and rivers.
Sizes I offer, which should be mostly common and universe for most of anglers, are 20, 22, & 24. Also ask me how to rig-up and fish properly!! I will instruct you every details.

Goose Biot Midge: This is the staple among staples. Can't go wrong. CDC Wing is very visible and buoyant.

Foam Emerger Type 1: Combination of these materials are seriously deadly. I have caught many a selectively sipping trout. Just rub a tiny bit of oil-floatant on foam.

Foam Emerger Type 2: This is constructed with the same elements as Type 1 but in a different style. Selective trout can tell the difference and choose the style even in this size. So rotate between Type 1 and 2 and you will be OK!! Just rub a tiny bit of oil-floatant on foam.

See the stomach sample. This was only a tiny part of, well, "mound", really. Observe which is more prevalent than the other.

Specify patterns and hook-sizes.
Price$2.25 each

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