torsdag 24 januari 2013


Grey or Light Blue Dun Midges

          This midge is tied with a detachable body on a Gamakatsu C12-BM size #30 barbless midge hook. I've come to love these hooks. As you can see they have a large eye which makes it easier to tie the fly to the leader. For the second midge I chose to go with a cdc for wings instead of a synthetic material.

          As you see this midge is more like light blue dun in color (I'm a sucker for light blue dun and I think that the trout are likewise). The picture of the other midge isn't quite true, when it comes to colors, depending on the light. This second one is also tied on the size #30 Gamakatsu midge hook. So the detached body isn't very long. Since I can't try them out now I have to wait for spring to see what the final judges (the trout) think about these midges. Until next post ...

Kind regards,
Mats Olsson


8 kommentarer:

Swamp Yankee sa...

great looking detached bodies, those trout are gonna love em'

Brk Trt sa...

As I've said before it's amazing how you can tie those micro flies.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi again Nate!

Thanks for your comment! It's thanks to you that I got the appropriate hooks for making these midges. Well see how the trout respond when the time comes.

Your friend,
Mats Olsson

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi again Alan!

It's just a matter of getting used to. Saves a lot of material too. ;-)

Friendly greetings from the cold north,
Mats Olsson

Dan Price sa...

Detached bodies on a size 30? I cannot decide if that is genius or madness!! Lovely flies, well beyone my skill for a good while yet I think!

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Dan!

I had to make a tool to be able to make detached bodies that small. With that tool it isn't so hard to make flies like these. It just takes a little adjustments of how bigger flies are made. Thanks for your input!

Kind greetings from Sweden,
Mats Olsson

tenkara ambassador sa...

Like you, I enjoy tying and fishing tiny flies. I routinely fish #24 and #26 white parachute flies on my local spring creek. There's no greater thrill than watching a large trout sip your tiny offering.

The Jassid Man sa...

Hi Tenkara Ambassodor!

Yes, fishing with tiny flies is a very special thrill. I also enjoy tying very much tying tiny flies (as I guess you've already understood). It's something special when you have to limit even the turns of a UNI Trico 17/0 thread tying your fly. Furthermore the take up very little space. Thanks for commenting!

Kind Regards,
Mats Olsson