Monday, January 21, 2013

Midge Thread and Wire


The more research with my macro lenses, and the more midge fishing I have done through the years, has taken me to one conclusion about 'matching the hatch' with midge.  The insects are very slender, often times they are the size of the hook itself without any materials tied on at all!  When I started tying my midge patterns with less body bulk, I began to catch more selective trout.  All the reason you should try and tie your patterns with the smallest thread available.
For this new year I hope to be adding more videos to the blog, so stay tuned!  Since this is the season for winter midge fishing I thought I would start things off with a midge thread and wire review, with some super close up shots demonstrating the different materials.



Remember that using ultra thin threads can be difficult because they are easy to break, so keep at it and try not to get too frustrated!  Please feel free to leave questions or comments below and I will do my best to get back to you.

9 comments:

Whatsajob614 said...

Very informative! Great video again buddy!

Brian J. said...

Seeing the perspective on a #32 is awesome. I've gotta get me some 17/0!

cheers

Jim Guida said...

Way too Small for these tired eyes lol

bfly said...

Great video presentation on using varying threads for the smaller midges. I met a guy last week on Spring creek who was fishing size #30 & #32 dries on 10X tippet - That was until a little wind came up.

Lucas Carroll said...

Thanks Joe, nice to hear from ya man!

Brian J, thanks for stopping by, glad you liked vid, and you'll love that thread!

Don't blame you Jim ha!

Brian B ~ This guy sounds like my kind fisherman? That's a killer setup for that lil creek, minus the weeds and wind of course...

Austin Orr said...

Really excellent stuff. I started tying for trout but have since moved to the salt - perspective like this on ultra small flies would blow my buddies' minds. Great vid!

Lance Milks said...

Hey just wondering if you have ever tried Danville spider web. That's the smallest stuff I have ever seen. I have only ever seen it in white though.

Lucas Carroll said...

Austin ~ thanks for stopping in! I'm dreaming about salt fishing lately, you are a fortunate man!

Lance ~ actually I haven't used a lot of Danville stuff, not for any reason either just never had the chance. I will look into for sure, and thanks for the comment!

Lester Kish said...

Lucas…. Thanks for the demo… very useful info…