a Reversed-Parachute Midge Emerger
the other day we had an article, step-by-step and tutorial video on Roy Christie’s fantabulous Reverse-Parachute emerger and while viewing it again the idea of incorporating Roy’s hackle and thorax design to an emerging midge abdomen lit up and this is what came out of it.
this is a size 16 copy of the original, the first one having been selfishly brought home by some overly-excited slimy brute, Mister Nine.
the title of this post kinda says it all but it was rather a special moment so here goes again. it’s pretty rare that a fly gets so much attention on it’s first try , specially without additional tweaking.
so, first cast with the new pattern = first fish. second cast = second fish, third cast, ditto. in the excitement i lost count but one of the trout jumped out of the water to take the fly on the way back down, making an enormous big splash, instant and automatic hook-up while having me WooP-WooooP for all to hear.
now, i rarely WooP-WooooP but this kind of fishy action is as good as it gets ! i’m pretty sure the only ones who heard it where a local gang of crows but i’m also sure that just like me they’ll never forget. Mister Nine kept it for his own collection and the special half hour moment ended.
another one size 18 with it’s little dropper nymph size 20 to hang just below the emerger-
hook- Maruto C47 BL #14 – 20
thread/abdomen- Veevus 8/0 black. tied in ‘ messylumpy’ because ‘messylumpy’ is well, sexy…
rib & hackle loop- Maxima nylon tippet 4 lbs brown
dubbing/thorax- Mad Rabbit natural & black with a few drops of peacock Hends Specta
hackle- genetic saddle ginger
for the hackling method click the link at the top of the page and don’t be intimidated if you’re trying this out for the first time. it’s a lot easier than it may first appear, enjoy !