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Old 01-12-2008, 08:13 PM
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Ugly NV Midge

After spending the last week working on tying up a few dozen micro tubing midges (thanks Josho for the help lat weekend), I turned to NV midges today. Thanks Hombre!

Got about 18 tied and they are still a little rough. Hopefully I get it down before next weekend and Juanuary.

An ugly 22:



I have 6 dozen midges in the box right now..........

How many more daze?

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Old 01-12-2008, 08:30 PM
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Not to shabby.. I have found that when the bugs I tie look "perfect" that they rarely catch fish...

Don't forget to tie numerous Colorado Thread Midges. Easy as pie and deadly. Oh wait, they were reinvented a few yrs ago by a guy named Yong. Look up Yong Special.

get the Clarkes adn Coats thread at craft shops. Michaels has it. Great stuff
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:41 PM
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Not too shabby at all. If you want it a little cleaner, put a little more pressure on your wraps as you are winding forward, even a little pressure towards the back of the hook, remember to spin it counter clockwise before you whip finish. Nice thing about C&C thread, it has lots of stray fibers so gives it a little more buggy look. Nice job Mike.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:15 PM
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Nice bug Seldom.

Is the real secret w/ the Coats & Clark thread the clockwise & counter clockwise winding? I can get the winding right to segment the body before I wrap forward the last time. But, I struggle with the initial wraps towards the bend - my flies w/ C&C thread end up so fat. Seems like they are too fat for the Juan.

I have some cheap little Singer thread that my wife got w/ a Christmas present a few years ago. I use that stuff and like the size of the flies I make, but they lack the segmentation that you get w/ C&C...

Any advice?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:23 PM
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Nittany, for my creme NV's I use Gudebrod thread, it is not quite as thick as the C&C but I have not been able to find a good chocolate brown in the Gudebrod so I use the C&C for my brown NV's. I was taught the clockwise for winding and counter for unwinding, not sure if it would make any difference to do the other way or not.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:14 PM
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Still practicing........Here is a #24 brown with the KF moved back to the collar:

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Old 01-14-2008, 01:16 PM
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Looking better, wraps look tighter!! Nice going Seldom.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:39 PM
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Nice work. Needs a disclaimer, objects in the lens is not as large as they look. Tiny little guy!
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:47 PM
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That is a size 4 NV midge isn't it?
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:45 PM
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Dude, you need to tie on to the end of that thing a full size peacock feather !! that will get the attention of some fish. Nice job Seldom
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