Video: How to Tie the CDC Transitional Midge

Last week, we posted a great article by Bryen Venema on the Top 10 Midge Patterns for Tailwaters, and one of his choices was Rene Harrop’s CDC Transitional Midge. And—What do you know?—Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions immediately knocked out this killer tutorial for tying the pattern.

In this video, Matt Grobert, an author and blogger, walks you through the steps for tying this ingenious pattern. You’ll be amazed by how a few materials can be used to create such a complex-looking pattern.


          CDC Transitional Midge
          Hook: Standard dry-fly hook (here a TMC 100), size 18-22.
          Thread: Olive, 6/0 or 140-denier.
          Tail: Grizzly neck feather.
          Wingcase/Wings/Head: Dark natural CDC Puff.
          Body: Natural Australian possum dubbing.
          Note: Try it with different body colors, such as red, gray, black, cream, and olive.

3 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie the CDC Transitional Midge”

  1. Thanks Tim and Matt,
    Great video as always! This is perfect for the trout rising to midges this time of year everywhere!

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