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Pat’s Midge

I’m excited to announce that I have some new flies that recently became available through Umpqua Feather Merchants. One of those new patterns is Pat’s Midge. See the caption below for some interesting history on what led to the development of this fly.

Adult midges emerge by pulling themselves out of their pupal shuck and breaking through the surface film. As they emerge, the adult midge appears to be twice as long as the pupa because the trailing shuck is attached to the adult’s body. Close observation of emergence leads me to believe that as the adult struggles to free themselves from the pupal sheath, trout key heavily on this phase of development. Pat’s Midge was designed to imitate these midges with trailing shucks. Pat’s Midge is equally effective when it comes mimicking midges that never complete the emerging process. These ill-fated midges are known as cripples or stuck in the shuck midges.  

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