A simple pattern for imitating small critters such as midge larva.


Vary thread color to match nymphs/larva prevalent in the stream or lake.

How to Fish

Streams--Use trout indicator or tight line presentation to dead-drift fly near the bottom; or use as a dropper from a large dry fly.

Tying Instructions

Keep it thin.

HOOK: 1X Fine, 2X Short, Turned down eye; scud or caddis pupa style. TMC 2487 or equivalent, size 16-20

THREAD: Olive 8/0

TAIL: Bronze barred mallard flank

BODY: Thread

THORAX: Dubbed gray muscrat

WINCASE: Tail material pulled over the thorax