Razor Midge

Tying Instructions

The Razor Midge accurately imitates the position of midge pupa in the surface film. It can be tied in a wide range of colors and sizes. The use of Translucent Razor Foam makes a realistic natural appearance.

Materials Needed for the Razor Midge:

DF1 or SE1 Lightning Strike dry fly hook
70 Denier Ultra Thread
Razor Foam
Midge Flash
Super Fine Dubbing or Dubbing of your choice

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Start the thread at the center of the hook shank. Take a matchstick sized piece of razor foam and trim one end to a point. Tie it onto the hook as shown. Lift up the forward portion of the foam and tie in 4 – 8 strands of midge flash in front of it. This will become the wings of your fly.
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Dub the hook to just behind the eye. Divide the strands of midge flash so that you have an equal amount of strands on each side of the fly. Pull the front of the foam over the dubbed head you just formed and tie it down as shown. Whip finish to complete the fly. The fly is now finished and ready to fish.