Midge Larva

January 2010

                             Fly Pattern: Midge Larva (red worm)

                  Tyer's Name: Randy Diefert       Contact: http://tyingsupplies.com 
                  Date: 01/04/10                   Phone: --.
    Fly Originator and History:  Randy Diefert tied this fly at the January 2010 meeting.

                                       How the Fly is Fished
    Suggested line and leader: Sinking line with fluorocarbon tippet 
    Depth: Start about one foot off of the bottom, then work your way up. 
    Suggested retrieve: Very slow, try to keep the worm in a vertical position 
    (as in the photo above).
    Comments: Use an indicator for best results

                                       Fly Material
    Hook make /size / length: TMC 400T Swimming Nymph, Size 14-10 depending on 
    where you are fishing.
    Thread: color / size /type: Tan 8/0 Unithread. 
    Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: None. 
    Tail material / size / color: None
    Body material /color: Medium size Liquid Lace available at Randy's Fly Tying Supplies 
    ( http://tyingsupplies.com ).
    Ribbing size / color: None.
    Thorax size / color: None
    Collar size / color: None.
    Head size / color: One strand of peacock herl.
    Other: Red and black 'Prismacolor' marking pen. You can  get these at Waters West. 
    ('Sharpies' don't work as well). 

                                       Tying Steps

    1. Tie in a few wraps of thread just behind the eye, leaving some room for the head.

    2. Tie down the Liquid Lace on top of the shank with about 4 tight wraps (to 
    pinch the end of the Lace) and tie down with a half hitch. 

    3. Place the lace along the top of the shank, and down to the bend (going beyond 
    the normal stopping point - as illustrated above). Using wide-spaced wraps (so 
    as to keep this portion of lace visible), secure the lace along the top with 
    thread then run the thread back to the starting point. 

    4. Using a black marking pen, add a few dots along the tied-down lace to create 
    gut markings.

    5. Tightly wrap the lace around the shank, back to the starting point, and tie 
    it off with about 3 or 4 wraps of thread to secure the end of the lace. Cut 
    off the excess lace and make a whip finish, but do not cut the thread yet.

    5. Head: Tie in a single peacock herl, give it 1 wrap, and tie it off.

    Note: According to Randy worms may vary in color from red, black, blue, olive 
    or tan. One way to match the color of the local worms is to locate some in the 
    silt by the water's edge, and then color your fly right there.

    6. Whip finish and glue.

    7. Color: Using the marking pen, color only the lace that is on top of the shank. 

               Rick Shadforth  01/13/10