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Midge with synthetic raffia wings.

Sometimes I have asked myself where I find the ideas to make artificial flies and the answer is that I continue to draw inspiration from my patterns. This is because I have the belief that each pattern can be improved and I like to try any idea that goes through my head. As just one example, to try View more...
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Midge with synthetic raffia wings.
List of materials
Thread 8/0 Hook: grub size 16/18/20 Body and legs: CDC fibers Chest and wings: Two synthethic raffia strip.
Steps

Step 1

On a grub hook I secure two small strips of synthetic raffia.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 1

Step 2

Above the strips of raffia I fix a bundle of CDC fibers, following the same procedure with which I tie the Giuseppina.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 2

Step 3

Keeping in tension the CDC fibers I open spiral wrap with the thread around the bundle.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 3

Step 4

Once I reach the desired lenght of the body, I start with crossing wraps towards the eye stopping to the base of the wings. I trim the excess of the extended body.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 4

Step 5

Take the two strips of raffia and reverse them towards the bend of the hook, so as to divide the wings.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 5

Step 6

By securing the strips on the hook, I get the thorax of the midge.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 6

Step 7

I move the tying thread under the thorax and tie the head of the fly.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 7

Step 8

Take off the fly from the vise and cut the excess of the raffia wings.

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 8

Step 9

Fly finished

Fly tying - Midge with synthetic raffia wings. - Step 9

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