Tying with Hans: CDC Midge Pupa
Midge Pupa can be an extremely important trout food. This version is a quick tie but does a good job imitating the profile of a midge pupa. It can be tied in many sizes to accommodate stillwater chironomids to the smallest midges on your local trout stream.
We fish for some extremely picky fish in our tailwater on Rapid Creek, and I am convinced that they pick up on one thing or another. It seems their color preference changes by the day. Use this fly as a template to tie whatever color scheme you think best suits your water. I often tint the head with a marking pen when I am done with the fly.
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