Midges are important to trout stream anglers - and fly tiers, because stream trout eat lots of midges. Written in a friendly style, this pair of Solutions Book will help eager, curious anglers learn fly fishing skills that also apply to other aquatic trout stream insects and challenges.
Midges:Fishing we begin by discussing the life cycle of midges and the waters they inhabit; the needs of trout, and where and when trout feed on midges, followed by flies, riggs, presentation and how to fish through each stage of midge activity. Insects. Trout. Anglers. How do we all meet? Midges: Fishing has over fifty color pictures, five useful charts that describe rigging, and a definition of terms.
Midges: Tying is the fly tier's companion book to Midges: Fishing. We explore basic tying techniques that will increase most fly tier's skills, because tying small flies demands keen attention to every wrap of thread, and to the application of each material. . The book starts at the beginning by describing basic skills that apply to tying small flies. In fact, every well tied fly requires the right amount of material in the right place, applied with no more than the needed number of thread wraps. The book continues by adding materials in order to tie larva, pupa, emerger and adult midge imitations.
Twenty-five patterns are explained, using clear descriptions and 125 color photographs. Apply suggested material substitutions to fill a box with an arsenal of midge imitations
Learn to tie a fish series of imitations: larvae, pupae, emergers, adults, and spent patterns