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Blood Midge

Blood Midge

Blood Midge Fly Tying Instructions The Blood Midge is a great fly for winter trout fishing.  Trout love red from some reason and they regularly respond to flies with red in them.  Blood Midges exist in every river and lake.  In lakes they are called Chironomids.  In rivers they are much smaller and thinner.  Blood… Continue Reading

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson

Skinny Nelson Fly Tying Instructions The Skinny Nelson is a slim profiled mayfly nymph.  It works well in tailwaters and on picky trout.  The Skinny Nelson can be tied with or without a bead, if you do use a bead a black one is best.  The Skinny Nelson also works the best when it is… Continue Reading

Pheasant Tail Chironomid

Pheasant Tail Chironomid

Pheasant Tail Chironomid Fly Tying Instructions How To Tie Pheasant Tail Chironomid. Chironomids are the main forage food for trout in lakes.  They exist in all lakes, both high elevation and low elevation.  A Chironomid is a lake midge.  They are usually much large than their river cousins.  The Pheasant Tail Chironomid imitates the pupa… Continue Reading

Chironomid

Chironomid

Chironomid Fly Tying Instructions Chironomids are the main forage food for trout in lakes.  They exist in all lakes, both high elevation and low elevation.  A Chironomid is a lake midge.  They are usually much large than their river cousins.  The majority of Chironomids are also red in color.  This is because of the hemoglobin… Continue Reading

Rojo Midge

Rojo Midge

Rojo Midge Fly Tying Video Instructions The Rojo Midge is often thought of as a river midge, but it makes a great stillwater midge as well. The Rojo Midge is a simple and very effective blood midge. But Rojo Midges are not always red. It can be tied in olive, purple, chartreuse and, of course,… Continue Reading