How to Tie a Manhattan Midge Fly: Video

Developed by Forest Dorsey, son of the famous fly tier, author and guide Pat Dorsey this is a go-to midge emerger for all tailwaters. I was recently fishing this pattern on clear creek outside of Idaho Springs in Colorado and it put some of the bigger fish in that river in my net. Fish it as a dropper below a Parachute Adams or in a tandem fly rig with weight or a heavy lead fly.

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

Manhattan Midge Fly Tying Recipe
– Tiemco TMC 2487  dry fly hook 18-22
Thread – Veevus 12/0 Black or Red
Head – Hareline Tyers Glass Beads midge silver lined
Thorax – Hareline Strung Peacock Herl
Abdomen – UTC Ultra Wire Thread body with XS Copper

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Learn to tie the Manhattan Midge fly

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