The Blood Midge Brassie is one of the most simple yet effective patterns out there for western stillwater’s.
Imitates: Blood Midge Pupa and Larva in the Sierra’s and neighboring Northern Nevada.
Useful for: Trout on just about every piece of water west of Colorado. The Blood Midge is present in many of the west’s rivers and lakes thriving in deep silty areas where many insects cant survive.
Tricks/Techniques: This is an amazingly simple yet effective nymph. It catches fish under an indicator or retrieved behind sinking or floating line. Deadly fished behind a floating line and 12′ fluorocarbon leader in a series of six short one inch strips followed by a long pause allowing it to fall again then repeated. Imitating the natural rise of an emerging midge. A great addition behind any streamer when searching or trolling slowly.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.