Minimus

Created by Jeff Morgan

Uses

Imitates a midge pupa. Although midges are usually associated with lake fishing, hatches are also common in many rivers. That "mystery" hatch you've experienced at dusk on your favorite river may be a midge hatch.

Variations

Vary the hook size and body color to match the natural insects. Common body colors are: black, gray, gray-olive, red, tan, dark brown. Most midges matched with hook size between 16 and 22, but some desert lakes have a spring hatch of midges that are size 10 and 12.

How to Fish

In lakes, use the static midge, deep midge, or slow retrieve presentations. On rivers, use the shallow nymph presentation.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, put hook in vise, and start thread.

2. Tie on CDC tail and gills. Trim both short and bring thread to rear of fly.

3. Tie in fine silver wire for ribbing

4. Wrap thread abdomen

5. Dub sparse Ice-Dub thorax.

6. Whipfinish and trim thread.

HOOK: Dai Riki 310, size 18-22

THREAD: Black

TAIL: White CDC, clipped short

ABDOMEN: 14/0 or 8/0 thread

RIBBING: Ultra fine silver wire

THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub, sparse

GILLS: White CDC cut short