Emerging midge

From Halford's early dries to the Catskill dry and everything else that floats on the surface.
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Emerging midge

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Mustad 94840 #28
Gordon Griffiths rusty orange
stretched mother-of-pearl lurex
Dyed blue dun hackle

Is it a dry if the whole of the body hangs through the surface film?
:? :shock:

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28's - Yikes... :o nicely done... ;)

My #28's are still the very old gold Mustad 7955 G hooks... there was a time that they were the "cat's meow"... 8-)

As for you question, I think any fly that floats ON the water's surface, or IN the film, IS a dry fly, though some folks call them emergers... I mean what's the dif between an auto or a car... and what's that saying, " a rose by any other name is still a rose?"... :? though I realize you are asking about flies and not flowers... :lol:

Ed

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Those are great Roy...and dog-gone small too :shock: CJ
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Sweet ties Roy, 28#'s WOW!!! No wonder you tied the hackle onto the wrong end of the hook ;) JOKING!

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fly_fischa wrote:Sweet ties Roy, 28#'s WOW!!! No wonder you tied the hackle onto the wrong end of the hook ;) JOKING!
Thanks, guys.

fly fisha, that is indeed the principle, the best way I know to present a clean gape and maximise hooking potential in a fly that sits right in the death zone of the surface film.
8-) :idea:

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Exquisite, my friend.

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Roy wrote:
fly_fischa wrote:Sweet ties Roy, 28#'s WOW!!! No wonder you tied the hackle onto the wrong end of the hook ;) JOKING!
Thanks, guys.

fly fisha, that is indeed the principle, the best way I know to present a clean gape and maximise hooking potential in a fly that sits right in the death zone of the surface film.
8-) :idea:
Roy, are we fishing here, or undertaking some sort of covert activity sanctioned by the CIA... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ed

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:lol:
Ed, the enemy is sitting invisible under the apparently calm surface...
for now....

:mrgreen:

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yo roy

Is it a dry if the whole of the body hangs through the surface film?


was wc stearts flies ,fished "on the surface, never sunken" dries?
how about those old wet flies with reverse wings that sat atop the surface?

does it really matter?

like the image..a different light pattern

yo

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Roy wrote: :lol:
Ed, the enemy is sitting invisible under the apparently calm surface...
for now....

:mrgreen:
No, no, no - Roy... :o the trout are our friends and objects of affection :D , not killing tagets :? .... think of them more like sexy women we are trying to seduce 8-) , not enemies we want to eliminate... ;)

Ed

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