FLY OF THE MONTH CONTEST
PEARL DISCO MIDGE
The disco midge was developed on Colorado’s frying pan river. Tie it in a few different colors to imitate a midge larva and pupa (blue- olive – red).
This is a very easy tie and you should whip out two dozen in less than an hour.
So go put your disco platform shoes on and get to tying.
Hook – Mustad #C49
Tiemco # 2487 Humped shank Standard or light wire. #22 to #18
Thread – cream 8/0 or finer (white will work).
ABDOMEN– Pearl Krystal Flash over a layer of cream working thread
THORAX – Peacock herl (or hare’s mask dubbing or black thread)
HOW TO TIE
- Debarb hook – tie thread on behind eyelet and lay a very close thread base using your tag end to keep thread close to each other and wrap a little bit into the bend of the hook.
- Tie in your Krystal Flash ( try other colors also blue – olive – red ) at the bend of the hook where you ended your thread base then wrap thread forward till about 3 or 4 eyelets from the eyelet keeping close wraps to make a smooth underbody.
- Wrap Krystal Flash over thread base and overlapping ever so slightly. Tie off where you stopped your thread.
- Tie in a strand of peacock by its tip and make a rope with it using the thread. (I like to counter wrap onto the thread). Wrap forward just a couple wraps leaving about two eyelets space between the peacock and the eyelet
- Make a small thread head – Whip finish – Throw a little head cement on if you like and you’re done. I told you it was simple.
NOTE. If tying other colors just match the thread to the Krystal Flash.
Everything else is the same.
Now go tie up a few dozen in different sizes and colors.