Midge Dry Flies imitate the adult phase of the Midge flies, and are also known as Chironomids. These tiny flies with 6 legs and 2 wings, look very much like Mosquitoes without the long stinger.
These flies are found throughout the world and are a known as an ecological indicator, because they cannot tolerate the least bit of pollution in the water.
The Midge adult will mate in the air, on land or on the water. The females will then return to the water to lay their eggs on the surface or crawl under the water and attach the eggs to any available underwater structure. Most of the females will then be swept away in the current and quite often become a snack for some opportunistic trout.
The Midge adult will be seen on moving water during the day as it emerges from the Pupa phase of its life cycle. The Midge will also be seen throughout the year as long as there is no ice on the water.
The Midge can be found on any body of freshwater. Try enticing a fish using one of the many Midge imitation flies.
Some of the many Midge Pattern Dry Flies are;
|Midge cdc black||Midge cdc olive|
|Midge cdc peacock||Midge cdc tan|
Some of the Midge patterns are tied in a double configuration. This increases their profile on the water.
|Double midge black||Double midge olive|
|Double midge peacock||Double midge tan|
There is also a group of Parachute Midge Patterns. These patterns are easier to see in the water.
|Midge parachute black||Midge parachute olive|
|Midge parachute peacock||Midge parachute tan|
|Midge parachute Black|
And last but not to be left out are the patterns that are tied using synthetic materials. These materials improve bouyancy so that the fly rides higher in the water.
|Midge xelon black||Midge xelon olive|
|Midge xelon peacock||Midge xelon tan|