Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Egg Sucking Mite

Egg Sucking Mite

The Egg Sucking Mite is tied as a Hellgrammite pattern. Being opportunistic feeders they will consume roe, which prompted this pattern. The hot-spot of orange makes this pattern extremely effective as it tumbles. This ESM fishes well as both a tandem or solo fly, either dredged deep or bounced through riffles.

Egg Sucking Mite Recipe

Hook:  #8-4 Curved Nymph
Thread:  6/0 Black Uni-thread
Tail:  Black-dyed Pheasant Tail
Abdomen: Black-dyed Pheasant Tail
Rib:  Large Black Ultra-wire
Wing-Case: Black Thin-skin
Thorax:  Black Wooly-Bugger Chenille
Legs:  Dun/Black Centipede Legs
Bead:  Orange Tungsten

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