United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

This Month's Flies
Scott's Table: BlueGill Belly Bean
Mike's Table: Zebra Midge












Jeff's Table: DSM3
Hook: Daichi model 1120 size 16 through 24
Bead: silver tungsten 
Thread: UTC 70 black
Wire: Ultra wire silver extra small

The zebra midge was invented by Ted Welling. It was designed to imitate tiny midge pupae often found in cold water environments. It requires few and relatively inexpensive materials. It is well suited for the beginner. In order to facilitate learning, we will use size 12 hooks and 2.8 mm tungsten beads. Once the pattern has been learned, the full range of midges can be tied.
Midges hatch throughout the year but become especially important in the winter, when all of the mayfly and caddis flies no longer hatch. You will find them in streams ponds and lakes. This fly can be very effective when used as a dropper. Be ready! 
Hook:1-1/0 or larger
Thread:White/Red (3/0 or 140 denier)
Under wing:White Bucktail
Wing:White saddle feather tied in flat
Flash:Crystal/Flashoboo
Wing:With saddle feather tied in flat
Overwing:White Marabou
Body: White Cross Cut Zonker Strips

This is an easy fly to tie, used for Bonito, False Albacore, Stripers, Sea Robins and well as others.
It has a great sleek profile in the water.
(Credited to Rick Sharp of New Hampshire)
Roger's Table: Various beginner flies
Ron's Table:
Hook: size 10 – J2 604 Jig Hook
Tail: One micro rubber leg
Four strands of Krystal Flash
Back body: Petite Glissen Gloss Estaz
Between back and front body: Two micro rubber legs on each side
Front body: FrankenDUB Nymph Dubbing
Eyes: x-small Double Pupil Dumbell Lead Eyes

The Bluegill Belly Bean is for late summer/Fall when the bluegill are no longer on their beds and usually stay deep in the water. You can get the Bluegill Belly Bean down to find them and get their attention. Cast it out and countdown and let it sink.