Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tying the UV Pink

The UV Pink

(Background)


The UV Pink is a standard UV-dubbed midge pattern as you can see. But with the addition of the red under-body, it transforms when wet, making it a very effective pattern in certain settings.




Note the Pink coloration when wet.

When the pattern is removed from the water it dims to what you see in the photo. When submerged, the pink is even more pronounced.

Both patterns are effective in their own right. But I have found the UV Pink to at times make the difference, keeping it a standard pattern in my box.


UV Pink Recipe

Hook:  Orvis Beadhead #18 - #14
Thread:  8/0 White Uni-thread
Bead:  Gold Tungsten
Rib:  Fine Gold Wire
Underbody:  Red Flat-Waxed
Abdomen:  White UV Dubbing
Thorax:  Peacock Herl