While I have been forced to work at both my "real" job, Mr. Q., has been fishing his life away. In fact, he has been rubbing it in by sending me texts with photos like this one.....
He has been catching them on my Pumpkinhead Midge pattern and Hare's Ear Nymphs. The rainbow pictured above was taken from a small stocked stream in Warren County, where it appears the fish held over well thanks to the unusually mild winter we've had.
The Pumpkinhead Midge:
For instructions on how to tie them, just click on the video to the right. It's fairly straightforward, using materials and techniques that have been around for longer than I have, excepting the orange tungsten bead head.
Hook: #16 - 20 1x long nymph
Thread: 6/0 Olive Danville
Bead: 2mm orange tungsten
Tail and Abdomen: Pheasant tail dyed brown
Rib: Copper wire
Wing bud: Clear zelon
Thorax: Peacock herl
Sharpen your hooks!