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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

How to tie a "Hairy Midge Pupa" with Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail ties a "Hairy Midge Pupa" this week, imitating a Nymph Chironomidae, an immature form of a non-biting midge. This fly has a unique Davie flair, but some similar flies include Fulling Mill's Buzzer Viva, Buzzer Black Adult or Buzzer Black.

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - with most of what you need below, but if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then ask and we'll be happy to help.



Materials Used:

Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight: Size 10
Thread: Glo-Brite: Floss Crimson No.3
Rib: UTC Wire: Black
Body: Uni Pearl Mylar #12
Change To: Uni-Thread: 8/0 Black
Thorax: Uni Floss: Red and Wapsi Antron Dubbing: Black Gnat
Wing Buds: Goose Biots dyed Sunburst
Breathers/Gills: Glo-Brite Yarn White No.16

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

Davie once again demonstrates his masterful and calculated fly tying skill, with not a single unnecessary turn of thread. If you want to see this skill in person then you can come meet Davie McPhail and other stars of our sport at the Fishing Megastore Open Weekend, across the 2nd, 3rd and 4th March 2018. He will be representing Fulling Mill and with their reputation as the world's leading quality fly manufacturer, we can't think of a better representative than Davie McPhail.

Other guests at the Open Weekend include Mads Grosell from Savage Gear, Paul Young and more!

Be sure to attend, there's loads to see and do! Pick up your Golden Ticket for a FREE gift!

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