Is an easy-tinny one, the size of the hook is 16, it doesn’t use too many materials, just three materials and I got it tied in less than 10 minutes. One of these materials is Z-lon, I was thinking in use white polypropylene because looks like the same material, but actually the Z-lon is bright than the polypropylene and if we use this, the fly is going to look not too shinny , but with the Z-lon you will have a shinny wing case to this small fly.
Disadvantages of this fly? Is not weighted and is too small to weight it. You will need to use slip shots in your line and it’s tricky to cast, I found this really difficult to do it because you have your fly in the end of the tippet right? Ok, one foot above you have the split shot and when you’re casting, the fly spin around the slip shots and your line is a mess. I rather prefer to weight my flies with lead wire or tungsten bead heads, much easier.
My fly look nice and really simple, it doesn’t have any technique that makes me have hard times, comparing with all the previous. This one is like the one to take a breath and keep going. You know what? I would have preferred that the author spent these pages in another fly. Yeah, I know! For sure, it will fish like crazy or maybe not, but the simplicity of the Palomino Midge is unique.
My second fly, I have try it with different colors, the book says “Midges come in all sort of colors –red, cream, olive, black, tan, even purple”. Of course you will need to match all the materials and not make it look like a colourful clown.
This coming week is a fly fishing week in Calgary, the 26 will be held the International Fly Fishing film festival. Another event, Friday 27 until Sunday 29, will be held the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Event. Of course I will be on both, all of both seem interesting to get knowledge and to know people living the same passion. After this coming weekend, one month close to the trout season, get the gear ready and start fishing all my flies and enjoy the nature and amazing Alberta’s landscapes.