Here’s another great midge pattern from the mind of Tim Flagler. The pattern is named, of course for the super(?)hero of recent film fame, for it share’s Deadpool’s black-and-red color scheme. In combination with a glass bead and buggy collar, this creates an attractive little midge that’s sure to work all season long.
As usual in his videos, Tim offers some interesting tying tips that can be applied to other patterns, as well. His use of two bobbins here speeds up the tying process and allows you to create a cleaner-looking pattern.
Hook: 3X-long Natural Bend hook (here a Dai-Riki #270), sizes 20-24.
Bead: Crystal pearl glass bead, midge size.
Thread: Black, 8/0 or 70 denier.
Body: Red Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread.
Rib: Black thread, 8/0 or 70 denier.
Collar: Black rabbit fur.
Thorax: Rusty brown Superfine Dubbing.
Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers two bobbins.