The Ruby Midge
The Ruby is one of my favorite low-water midge patterns. It’s a great search pattern in smaller pocket water or boulder fields. I like to fish it fairly tight-lined and actually pull it through and around boulders, along shelves and through the heads of smaller riffles and plunge pools. It is also an exceptional dropper pattern for a tandem rig.
Hook: #18 - #14 Nymph Hook
Thread: Black 8/0 Uni-thread
Bead: Small Copper Tungsten
Abdomen: Small Red Body Glass over Black thread
Rib: Small Copper Uni-Wire Size (BR)
Thorax: Peacock Ice-dub