Tying a Serendipity midge - EP Dip style. This solves a few problems when tying an original recipe serendipity. 1) the original deer hair wing looks great but isn't durable. So I replace it with EP fibers. 2) a tungsten bead adds weight to get it down fast. and 3) a sloppy whip finish can be cured with a little head cement.
Fly Tying Recipe: EP Dip
Hook: Scud/pupa hook (my favorite Umpqua Tiemco TMC 2499Sp-Bl), size 18
Bead: Gold, 2mm (5/64 inch)
Thread/body: Olive, Black, Brown or Red 8/0
Rib: Copper wire, fine
Wingbud: EP Fibers or Widow's Web