Designed to imitate a hatching midge stuck in the surface film, it really does the job admirably.
This is a tremendously effective pattern when cast to rising fish. However, in flat-calm conditions, rather than thrash the water covering fish, cast out and let the fish come to your fly.
Fish the pattern on its own on a long leader for best results.

Hook: Kamasan B400 size 12
Thread: Red
Body: Brown/ginger seal’s fur
Rib: Pearl or silver tinsel
Thorax: Seal’s fur
Breathers: White Antron

How To Tie The Fly

1. Trap the hook in the vice and run on a base of tying thread in touching turns, stopping opposite the barb.
2. Take a generous length of Antron and secure onto the hook shank with touching turns of thread.
3. Secure the ribbing material at the rear of the hook shank with a couple of thread wraps.
4. Take a good pinch of the seal’s fur and form an even dubbing rope.
5. Wind the dubbing rope in touching turns back up the hook, stopping at the thorax area.
6. Wind up the rib in open turns (three is ideal), secure at the thorax area and trim the waste end.
7. Form a dubbing rope and wind up to just behind the eye of the hook. The thorax should look a little thicker than the body.
8. Trim the breathers to size at the front and rear of the fly. The breathers, if put end to end, should be the same length as the body.
9. Using your dubbing needle, tease out the seal’s fur fibres so that the overall fly looks rather scruffy.


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