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

Swannundaze Midge | www.johnkreft.com

The fly was developed by Boyd Aigner of Seattle Washington in the 1980’s. 

The Swannundaze Midge is one I tied many years ago that I found in Randall Kaufmann’s Tying Nymphs book. Tying Nymphs and Tying Dry Flies were two important books for me and I tied many of the flies listed in them. You’ll notice a continued theme of Throw Back Thursday Flies from both of these books.

Materials

 

Hook:

TMC 2312, #12 – 18

Thread:

Olive

Gills:

White poly yarn

Body:

Light olive Swannundaze

Thorax:

Peacock herl

Note: Use other colors to match natural chironomids.

Enjoy…go fish!

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