Call it what you want, its an effective midge pattern. The quill body is a very life like imitation of the real midge larva and pupa. It has caught me trout when no other midge would. It will always have a place in my box.
They are a quick and easy tie. I find sizes 16-24 to all be effective.
Lets twist on up.
|Run the thread down to about the point, Nice touching turns. You dont want lumps and bumps.|
|Catch in the quill by the tip. Not the very tip, this part is to weak. Run the thread back up to about a hook eye before the eye|
|Wrap the quill up, touching turns. Tie it off, snip of the excess. I like to coat the quill with a bit of varnish at this point. A very light coat. If you form a head here, this makes an effective midge larva known as the stripped quill midge.|
|Tie in a peacock hurl by the tip. If you select one from close to the eye, you will get smaller hurls.|
|Wrap the hurl, 2-3 turns is plenty. Tie it off and clip the excess quill. Take your thread make an X wrap through the hurl. It will mess the collar up a bit, but it will make it last fish after fish, so its worth it.|
|Form a nice black head and whip finish. Give the head a coat of varnish. Your stupid midge is now complete|