Midge hatches for different midges / Chironomids
Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Admin
Midges are an important flies for the fly fisherman because they have a larve called Bloodworm and pupae called Buzzer which are amongst the most productive of flies in our armoury. They are actually a species with over 400 variations, in the UK we will commonly fish Black, Grey, Green, Yellow, Olive, Orange, Brown, Red and Claret!
Did you know Midges can detect carbon dioxide in your breath 200 metres away. They are attracted to dark clothing and love boggy ground, undergrowth, and gloomy, still conditions at the start and end of the day! As with mosquitoes, these feathery antennaed male midges don’t bite. They can be green, brown or black, with the lighter colours having banded stripes. They can often be found near water and in swarms. They often seem to raise their front legs behind their heads, ‘yoga style’ but I have no idea why.
Large Red Midge Hatches
Small Brown Midge Hatches
Orange-Silver (Grey Boy) Midge Hatches
The Grey Boy midge is imitated well by the Yellow Owl pattern, found particularly around scotland
Our Buzzer Fly Patterns