I have been told that all the midges are really small; you should tie it at sizes 16-22 1XL but the fly at the book definitely is not in this range, looks big comparing with the one I have done in size 18. Some of the patterns in the book definitely are not tied in the recipe’s hook. Also, the recipe at the book asks to use 8/0 thread on the ribs but I think is really thick to the size of the hook and is not really good the result. The thread is color gray, I think my gray is too dark so it doesn’t help.
I have been reading about midge pupa patterns and you can find hundreds of it. This specifically pattern seems to be one the most known, plus is really easy to tie. One more time, the instructions in the book are really precise, although the recipes have some lacks. I have found that the majority of the inaccuracies are on hooks size and thread. So, you need to guess a little bit with the book in some things.
February, the trout season is coming and Calgary is getting warm before everybody think. Hopefully we will have the Bow River open wide soon to start fish all my flies. I’m really excited about the season, finally my passion will be complete.