White Tail Midge
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|Hook:||Dai-Riki 300 Size 12-18.|
|Body:||Pheasant Tail Fibers.|
|Bead (Optional):||Copper sized to hook.|
|Rib:||Copper wire sized to hook.|
- Mount the hook in the vise and start the thread two eye lengths behind the eye. Lay a base of thread to the bend.
- Bring the thread back three quarters of the way to the eye. Tie in the copper wire to be used as a ribbing.
- Select a few fibers of the pheasant tail (Number depends upon the size of the fly.) and tie them in at the rear of the fly.
- Bring the thread forward three quarters of the way to the eye. Wind the pheasant tail fibers forward to the thread and tie off. Clip the excess.
- Counter wrap the copper wire forward over the pheasant tail fibers and tie off. Clip the excess.
- Select several strands of peacock herl (Number depends upon the size of the fly, but keep spare.) Wrap the peacock herl to form a thorax. Clip the excess.
- Select a Hungarian Partridge hackle and prepare it for a soft hackle wrap. (Note: Some tiers like to strip one side of the hackl while other chose to use the entire hackle.)
- Tie the hackle in by the tip and clip off the excess tip. Make no more than two wraps of hackle and tie off the Hungarian Partridge. Clip the excess.
- Form a head, whip-finish and cement the head.
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T. Hargrove Fly Fishing Inc,
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144
Phone - 314.968.4223
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