9/08/2016

The Rusty Midge Pattern


When Autumn sneaks up on me and the trout become increasingly more selective on the surface my midge box becomes a little more specific. I have used midges in a few color ranges at this time of year and one of my favorites is a cinnamon colored midge pattern that is tiny, stealthy, and quite deadly.

Thread: Veevus 14/0 rusty brown
Hook: TMC 2488 #18-24
Dubbing: Awesome Possum Burnt Orange
Rib: Fine Gold wire
Legs: Natural Knotted Pheasant Tail
Underwing: Dun Aero Wing Dry Fly Fibers
Wing: Dun Hen Tips
Hackle: Medium Dun
 
This is a fairly simple pattern to tie up and this fly pays dividends when the fall progresses and the trout become more and more selective. I carry this in pattern in black, tan, and dark dun colors. Hopefully you will enjoy tying this pattern as much as I do.
~Clint Joseph Bova