In October 2019 we started posting weekly Fly Tie Tuesday featured flies to our social media feeds. These posts feature an image (or two) of a finished fly and the “ingredients list” for the finished pattern.
Sometimes it just takes one new material to spark some fly tying. Most of the time it means tying something slightly different with a trusted pattern. This one we call the Laser Tag Midge. Pretty simple variation on the Griffith’s Gnat, a trusted fly all year round, and a hot fly last week. The tag is meant to add some enhancement that mimics reflection of a midge’s busy wings. For an even flashier version, skip the peacock entirely and wrap the tinsel over the entire body. A great fly for beginners who want to get behind the fly tying vise.