Video: How to Tie the Disco Midge

Midges are great winter flies because these tiny insects hatch year round in all kinds of water. The Disco Midge is obviously named for its flashy, flamboyant appearance, which definitely attracts trout looking for a meal.

Here’s another video tying lesson from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, who offers his usual grab bag of tying tricks. If you’ve got fat fingers and hate dealing with tiny hooks, Tim has you covered.

          Disco Midge

          Hook: Emerger hook (e.g.Daiichi #125), sizes 18-24.
          Bead: Midge size glass bead.
          Thread/Underbody: Fluorescent pink, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Body: Flashabou.
          Collar: Peacock herl.
          Note: Try with different color thread.

And, just because I can, here’s some real disco. Enjoy.

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

  1. I originated the dm on the yellow breeches crk. Back in 92 or 93. Used the secdy feather from a ph. Church window feather for thorax and blending thread for abd over red dubbing. Dont flyfish or tie anymore & have a universal mayfly pattern i have never shared. Wold like to give to someobe before i pass. Will float in a glass of h2o for up to 2 wks. I am amazed how many variantts of the little critter exist. I also have 2 much better midge patterns i would like to leave behind.

      1. Go to . there is an article there about the fly. Apparently my contact info was transferred on one of the hand written pages. You can also write:
        Rich Areeda
        168 Old Brownville Rd.
        Sebec, Maine 04481
        I am done tying, but if you have some size 28 down eye mustad d.f. hooks and you drive up here I will tie a REAL d.m. for you and teach you all the patterns that work on the clear limestoners.

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