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Primrose and Pearl midge pattern


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Does anyone know the recipe for this?

If so could you please share? Going to try for taney here in a few weeks and would like to tie on some #18's.

Thanks guys!

"Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise." - Norman Maclean

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Primrose and pearl...

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pearl flashabou

16-22 hook

red 6/0 or 8/0 thread

copper wire

place bead on hook..place hook in vice

start thread and wind back to the bend.. tye in copper wire... tye in 2peice of flashabou..wrap thread to bead .. put in a half hitch..

took the flashabou and wrap to bead tye off a half hitch again (careful not to crowd the bead)

wrap the copper wire in even space wraps.. should be about 5-7 wrap depending on hook size.. tye off and cement

(NOTE)... I like to cement the whole body of this midge.. it keeps them together a little better..

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Thanks guys for the replies! :)

I also wanted to say a big thanks to Carolyn and Dan at the river outfitters shop.

I called them up for some pattern recipes and they were gracious enough to tell them to me, and send me a personal email with the recipes as well.

Talk about top notch service :D

Thanks again!

"Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise." - Norman Maclean

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Jon-

Thought I recognized your picture.

If your at Herzog's next year for the Ozanam trials I will bring you some. If you have time I would even show you how I tie them.

I didn't make it this year, I usually work for Paul planting or whatever!

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Here is the one I use:

TMC hook #18

14/0 Primrose thread

2mm bead...copper or gold

Pearl flashabou (twisted)

Ribbing...small copper wire

I also cover the whole body in cement to give it a longer life.

See Ya,

Bill

If you liked the sound....Thank the engineer!

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gundog-

I haven't figured out how to make it bigger. Probably should just put my dog's pic in, they are better looking. I'm a cop up in North Cass County, I help Paul G. out at the Ozanam field trial every year. You probably don't know me, I don't run my Britts (can't afford it, note the occupation), I just work and enjoy watching the dogs. I do know one thing your Scouts put on a good feed, thanks.

I tie my rusty midge similar to the primrose. I just change colors. I use a contrasting colored thread as the body to a copper bead and copper wire. I've used black thread and olive. I put some crystal flashabo in there for the heck of it!

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