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Midge : Adult Big-Hackle Midge

This Adult Big-Hackle Midge is an variant of the Stuck Shuck Midge tied and created by Hans Weilenmann. It is created to imitate buzzers (chironomids) who is "stucked" in the surface film. 

On this pattern there is no shuck, and we can imagine that the insect has gone one step further in the transformation. The wing-sack is still bloody-red, but the hackle and the poly-yarn imitates the still growing wings....

Hook : Mustad C49s #12-16

Tying Thread : Semperfli Classic Waxed thread 18/0, Black

Ribbing : Semperfli Fine Wire 0,1mm, Ice Blue

Body : Semperfli Classic Waxed thread 18/0, Black

Spot : Semperfli Fluoro Brite, Blood Red

Wing : Semperfli Poly-Yarn, Cream

Hackle : Whiting, Grizzly Variant

Not a hard fly to tie, and you can make a lot of these in a short half hour. Try also changing the color on your tying thread to get a few variants. The hackle should be "big", the hackle tippets should protrude slightly below the hook needle

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