Soft Hackle Midge Emerger — $2.50

In September I set out to tie a midge emerger which would work on the ultra-selective fish sipping late season midges on rivers like the Henry’s Fork, Lewis, and Firehole at Muleshoe Bend, lower Slough and Iron Spring Creeks and other smooth waters where big trout selectively taking emerging midge pupae have proved next to impossible to fool. This one, although so easy to tie, is simply without question, or doubt deadly…..period! It, like so many effective/tiny patterns, looks like nothing much to our eyes, but to the fish it is simply irresistible. I’d like to say I came up with the fly on my own but like most fly patterns know to man, it is a result of the input and testing of other anglers and fly tiers. Size 20.