How to Tie a Mercury Midge Fly: Video

How to Tie a Mercury Midge Fly: Video

Created by the Colorado tailwater specialist Pat Dorsey, this pattern is a go to for any fly angler. As a midge pupa imitation, it can be fished year round wherever water is accessible and is of most importance in the winter months when fish are keyed almost exclusively on midges. The Mercury Midge is a pattern that was evolved from the Black Beauty when Pat added the silver lined bead to the head. The idea behind this is that it imitates the bubble that is created when a midge begins is emergence. Tied in small sizes from 18 – 24 and fished in weighted nymph rigs or as the point fly with a larger attractor pattern above. Continue reading “How to Tie a Mercury Midge Fly: Video”

How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video

How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video

A simple but very effective fly. Originating on the South Platte in Colorado in the 1960’s this pattern has been evolving ever since. When it was created it was tied with a copper body and shrink wrap for the head. Today it is tied almost universally with peacock hearl while on a variety of hooks. Traditionally this is tied in very small sizes 18 – 24 as it is commonly imitating midges. Our version is slightly larger. This variation I tie in sizes 12 – 16 with a thicker body to imitate later summer caddis nymphs such as Green Sedge and Little Sister Sedge. Fish it with some smaller midges on a weighted nymph rig or as a point with a larger attractor above. Continue reading “How to Tie a Bead Head Brassie Fly: Video”