The Hippie Chick is one groovy pattern, featuring a bright, multicolor body that attracts trout. According to Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, the fly has been working great for him on the waters of western New Jersey, but I suspect that trout will eat this almost anywhere all winter long. Try mixing up the colors you use to create a variety of flashy patterns.
Hippie Chick Midge
Hook: Emerger hook (here, a Dai-Riki #125, size 20.
Bead: Silver-gray glass bead, small.
Thread: Dark brown, 70-denier or 8/0.
Body: Four different colors of fluorescent thread, one strand each.
Wing buds: White egg yarn.
Thorax: Brown beaver dubbing, guard hairs removed.
Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers.