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Monday, 5 February 2018

Davie McPhail's Red Neck/Cutthroat Midge Pupa

Davie ties his version of the Red Neck Midge, an early season essential which performs well on the lochs and lakes of the UK. With just the right amount of red highlight this fly excels at the beginning of the year.



Materials Used;

Hook: Fulling Mill 31530 Competition Heavyweight
Threads: UTC 70 - Black
Rib: Uni Flexx: White
Body: UTC 70 - Black and Wapsi HoloG Tinsel
Wingbuds: Uni Flexx: Orange
Thorax: UTC 70 - Black

Davie also used a red acrylic artist paint for some extra flare, however if you do not have any paint on-hand you can substitute in Red Cellire Varnish or Loon Outdoors Hard Head

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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