Classic Video: How to Tie the Ginny Midge

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If you’re going to have to tie tiny flies, like size 24s, it helps if they are simple and easy to create. In this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions walks you through the steps to create a Ginny Midge, which requires just three materials on the tiny hook. It’s a flashy little number that works great as a dropper off another small nymph or alone when, as Tim says, you have to “go small or go home.”

          Ginny Midge
          Hook: Emerger hook (here, a Dai-Riki #125, size 20.
          Bead: Silver-gray glass bead, small.
          Thread: Black, 6/0 Danville.
          Body/Wing: Pearl Flashabou, small.
          Thorax: Tying thread.
          Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers.

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