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Tiny Midges

2014.07.29.midge_22

Hook: Mustad 94840 #22
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Leftover black hackle from Whiting
Body: Hends Superfine
Hackle: Whiting Bronze

It has been a busy summer with a lot of fishing, this particular midge in size #18 got me a 850gram grayling up north, so I need to get some more, but in even smaller size. Easy to tie up (as long as you have small enough hackle) and the fish will hunt this down!

Pheasant Tail #22 Nymph

dryfly.me.2014.05.05.pt_gold_smallHook: TMC 100 #22
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Chocolate Brown
Bead: Taimen Tungsten 1.5mm gold

Taking the PT down to the smallest tungsten bead I have: 1.5mm, it fits on the #24 as well, but the proportions is a bit off, so I would need a 1mm bead for that and down.  These nymphs are really small, but keeping a good variation in size of the PT can’t go wrong

Compared with the #12 I did the other day:

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Tiny: Spent Caenis #30

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Hook: TMC 518 #30
Thread: UNI Trico 17/0
Rib: Sheer 14/0
Wing: Wapsi Sparkle Organza
Thorax: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Rust

Tying up for a caenis swap with a spent #30 – trying to incorporate  tail, rib, wing and dubbing on a hook this small is a challenge that you should undertake from time to time. This will really get your thread-control skills up a couple of levels

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Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_18Hook: Mustad 94840 #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Pheasant Tail, UTC Ultra wire gold
Thorax: Pheasant Tail

Orivs.com had a article on micro pheasant tail nymph that popped up planet.dryfly.me, and I had to test out some of these in size 18 (above) and 24. The pattern itself is very simple: besides from thread you need pheasant tail and wire as rib, nothing more. The sizes from #18 down to #24 will be a great match for my #1 rod hunting trout in the smaller rivers here in Oslo.

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_24Together for size: the #24 is very small once you set it together with a #18:

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