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  1. #1
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    Default Aphid / Green Midge

    Simple fly for those tricky moments.

    Materials -

    Hook - Kamasan B405 size 18
    Thread - UTC Fluo. Chartreuse 140 Denier
    Hackle - fine Grizzle cock


    Step 1.

    Mount your hook - if you can see it!



    Step 2.

    Take your thread to the start of the bend and return.......



    Step 3.

    .....almost to the eye and build a carrot shaped abdomen



    Step 4.

    Tie in your hackle



    Step 5.

    2 or 3 turns is enough to give the indication of wings and legs



    Step 6.

    Whip finish with only 3 turns of thread to keep the head small



    Step 7.

    Dab the head with a permanent black marker and varnish carefully to complete the Aphid / Green Midge



    Now go and cast it so that it drops off a leaf onto the water! (a la dwiltshire!)
    Roddy

    "Sod it! I am going out to sink a klink!" Hidden Content

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    good step by step and love the fly very easy to tie great just the one for me and i see alot of these on the river just now so i will tie a few i think just to give them a try thanks ....
    dont you just love nature Hidden Content

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    Anyone caught anything with these?

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    Not tried but I have never seen so many aphids as last few days. Fish have become v difficult just now as well hmmm

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    I have caught a few on a similar pattern but with spent wings of antron instead of the hackle (never thought of the permanent marker trick though i like that one!!!). Will definitely tie up a few of these if i can find some hackle fine enough on my cape.

    Dan

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    Could anyone suggest an alternative hook that might suit that size/weight ( or lack of it ) . Tks
    Irish by birth, Munster by the grace of God.

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    TMC 531 size 20

    John H

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    This is my variation on it. It got a few hits hence it looking like it needs a bit of tidy up. This is tied on a #20


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    Never underestimate the aphid! Trout and grayling really switch onto them sometimes. Last autumn I had some memorable days...
    I tie them with a flourecent yellow thread (if you hold a greenfly to the light it glows like a little yellow/green jewel). Sz 20 or 22, any light hook. It's nice tying these small simple and effective flies!
    I've taken plenty of grayling and trout on them to around 1.5lb.

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    Dunk are you fishing them as floaters or is it the plop in and a slow sink that is the method?
    ATB
    Graham
    It is in truth not glory,nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting,but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with his life.(Declaration of Arbroath, 1320)

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