Mercury Blood Midge

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    Darren MacEachern
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      The Mercury Blood Midge is a pattern from Pat Dorsey. You can tie the fly on a variety of hooks like the Tiemco 200 R, TMC 101 or Firehole 633. I like to add a coat of UV resin or head cement to add some extra durability to the fly. It pre-darkens the body to what it will look like when wet.

      Mercury Blood Midge fly pattern recipe (Pat Dorsey)

      Hook: Firehole 633 #18-24
      Bead: Glass seed bead 11/0
      Thread: Red 8/0 (70d)
      Rib: Gold Ultrawire
      Thorax: Peacock herl

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