United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.
Scott's Table: BlueGill Belly Bean
Mike's Table: Zebra Midge
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!
Roger's Table: Various beginner flies
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.