The Manhattan Midge has been one of my top producers as of late. It has consistently fooled selective trout on the Yampa, Blue, Gunnison, South Platte (Charlie Meyers SWA, Cheesman, and Deckers) and Arkansas Rivers. Tie some up…you’ll be glad you did!
This Yampa River rainbow was fooled with a size 22 Manhattan Midge. The Manhattan Midge is a must-have for any tailwater enthusiast.
Manhattan Midge Recipe:
Originator: Forrest Dorsey
Hook: Size 18-22 Tiemco 2488
Bead: Silver-Lined glass, extra small
Thread: Black or red 8/0 Uni-thread
Rib: Copper Ultra Wire, extra small
Wing: Glamour Madera
Thorax: Peacock herl