This Midge emerger pattern uses turkey feather fibers for the body instead of pheasant tail. It looks very fishy in close up. Turkey feathers come in so many mottled color variations and Bud had a collection of gray and brown feathers to choose from. No two flies you tie will be alike.
The gray one did very well in Southern Utah this weekend.
Hook: Nymph hook size 14-20
Thread: 8/0 Black
Body: 4-6 fibers of a Turkey feather
Ribbing - small wire copper or silver counterwrapped
Thorax - either dubbing or a small tungsten bead - I prefer the bead to help get it down fast
Hackle: 2-3 turns of a soft hackle feather
Wing case: 6 fibers from a Turkey feather
Here is a link to a video by Davie Mcphail where I learned to tie this pattern.
His flies are much nicer than mine.
This gives me an alternative to the ZEBRA MIDGE. ( I know the zebra midge catches lots of fish but it is super boring to tie. I would rather catch them with one of these)