This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Disco Midge TBT.

Disco Midges |

The Disco Midge is a very simple fly to tie and one I found in Ed Engle’s Tying Small Flies (2004). He writes it was developed on the Frying Pan River in Colorado. There are variants which utilize synthetic materials for the body.

I tied up the three variations Ed shows in the book, from left to right:

  • Body – pearlescent; head – black thread
  • Body – red Krystal Flash; head – peacock
  • Body – peacock Krystal Flash; head – hare’s ear

I’ll have to give them a try.

Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!

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