Top Secret Midge Variant
By: LO Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2457, TMC 2487
Size: 14 - 22
Tying Thread: Dark Brown UTC 70 Thread
Body: Sable Brown 942-1166 Sulky™ 40 wt. Thread (Sizes 14 -18)
& Dark Brown UTC 70 (Sizes 20 – 22)).
Rib: Prism White 142-7021 Sulky™ Metallic Thread
Wing: Pearl Midge Krystal Flash
Thorax: Mahogany Superfine Dubbing
Head: Tying Thread
Start the thread behind the hook eye.
Tie in the rib material and Body materials.
Overwrap with a smooth threadbase to partway down the hook bend.
Return the tying thread to 2 eye lengths behind the hook eye.
Wrap the abdomen material to 2 eye lengths behind the hook eye.
Tie in and cut off.
Spiral wrap or counter-wrap the rib material to 1 eye length behind the hook eye making 4 ~ 7 ribs.
Tie in and cut off excess.
Tie in the wing material and overwrap to behind the hook eye.
Fold the material so that the “folded” wing fold is longer than the hook shank.
Dub a thorax that is 2 to 3 times the body diameter from 2 to 3 eye lengths wide to behind the hook eye.
Tyers Note: The thorax diameter and width is tyers choice.
Tie a whip-finish knot using a minimum of wraps.
Cut off the wing even with the hook barb.