This midge larva should probably be imitated
with a brown and cream colored fly. Many of
the midge larvae have translucent bodies
with different colored insides.
Flies: Midges
Fly Fishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

















Larva:
Perfect Fly's Cream Midge Larva:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Light Green Midge Larva:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Red Midge Larva:
20, 22


Pupa:
Perfect Fly's Cream Midge Pupa:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Light Green Midge Pupa:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Red Pupa:
20, 22


Adult:
Perfect Fly's Cream Adult Midge:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Light Green Adult Midge:
20, 22

Perfect Fly's Black Adult Midge:
20, 22

Copyright 2011 James Marsh
Perfect Fly Red Midge Larva
Perfect Fly Red Midge Pupa
Perfect Fly Light Green Adult Midge
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Midges can be imitated in three of their four stages of life. Trout
will eat the adults, pupae and larvae. By far the most important is
the pupa stage. Ideally you should carry a variety of sizes and
colors of midge imitations.

Quite frankly, the midge flies that are available commercially are
lacking. The bead heads will catch fish but not as well as the the
added weight but not as effective as more realistic patterns. You
should adjust the weight using split shot because you can a
bead head pattern.

The following are our recommendations. You should have larva
and pupa imitations in red, light green and tan. We have found
these to be the principal colors of the midges in the park
although they exist in some streams in almost every color there
is. We suggest hook sizes from 20 and 22.
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Perfect Fly Black Adult Midge