Smethurst’s Midge

Smethurst’s Midge

Frank Smethurst demonstrates a midge that he developed during his days guiding in Southwest Colorado on the San Juan, Uncompaghre, Dolores, and Gunnison.  This fly has some technical elements and is great for sight fishing in clear water.  This midge incorporates materials that most fly tiers have but don’t think to use and is a quick and easy tie.

Fly Tying Materials List: We are happy to mail you any materials you will need to tie this fly and/or others.  To order by phone call us at 720-851-4665.

Hook: TMC 2488 #16-24
Thread: 70 UTC Rusty Brown or Red
Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Quill
Wings: Krystal Flash
Thorax: Grizzly Hackle under feather


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