Peg’s Midge, Size 26

Peg’s Midge is a dry fly. I was intrigued the moment Tim Flagler made it in a size 26 during his recent fly-tying seminar.

I like the fly because it uses few materials: some cream hackle, a hook, and a peacock herl.

So, I took a shot at making a few. I used some Orvis “Big Eye” dry fly hooks (example here), which are great for those cold days of winter fishing or when you don’t want to struggle with a small hook eye while at the river.

These are flies that I’ll fish at quiet stretches of water. When the water is flat, flies this small are decently-easy to spot on the water.

Here’s a Flagler video on making the fly.

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