As with the larva stage of life of the midge, we have found that
three colors closely imitate a great majority of all species of
midges that trout feed on. Cream, light green and red will cover
you in all but some rare, isolated situations. Like the adult and
larva flies, detail in the pupae imitations is still very important
even though the flies are very small. Trout have plenty of time
to examine the emerging pupae while they pick them off with
ease. The peacock herl thorax serves several purposes. It
provides a glitter effect that looks very similar to the air bubbles
that accent the pupae to the surface to hatch. It also imitates
the thorax about to split open with wings very well.
Segmentation of the abdomen part of the fly is provided by the
two different thread weights and types. The trailing shuck
completes the imitation.
Cream Midge Pupa
Red Pupa
Lt. Green Midge Pupa
Midges: Pupae
Midge Pupae (Imitations)
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This brown trout was taken on the San
Juan River in New Mexico on a red
pupa.
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Pre-rigged Tandem Midge Larva & Pupa -
Tippet
One each, Midge larva and pupa (of the same color) are pre-rigged on spools, so you
can easily remove them and tie them on to your leader without any mess or fuss. The
tag end of the tippet is marked with a small piece of plastic tape. The bottom fly is also
taped to the inside of the spool so it doesn't get fouled up. Size 20 midges are
pre-rigged on your choice of size 5X nylon or fluorocarbon tippet. Size 22 midges are
pre-rigged on your choice of size 6X nylon or fluorocarbon tippet. The larva is always
the bottom fly and the pupa fly is place
d approximately 16 inches above the larva fly.
There is approximately 2 1/2 feet of tippet above the top pupa fly to attach to your
leader.
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Red Midge Pre-rigged Larva & Pupa Nylon Tippet
Light Green Midge Pre-rigged Larva & Pupa Nylon Tippet
Cream Midge Pre-rigged Larva & Pupa Nylon Tippet:
Nylon Monofilamont tippet     $5.75

Fluorocarbon Monofilamont tippet     $6.75
Nylon Monofilamont tippet     $5.75

Fluorocarbon Monofilamont tippet     $6.75
Nylon Monofilamont tippet     $5.75

Fluorocarbon Monofilamont tippet     $6.75
Do you have trouble seeing and tying on small
midge flies size 20 and 22, especially with the larva
and pupa in tandem? That is the preferred rigging
for midges. During a hatch, the Midge larva
e are on
the bottom and the pupa i
n the water column
accenting to the surface. Tying this
tandem rig gives
some anglers trouble, especially in the field with
poor lighting conditions. Why not let Perfect Fly do it
for you? See the details below.
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Tape marks slot
and tag end
Pupa on spool
Tape marks larva,
bottom fly that comes
off spool last