Pumpkin Head Midge by Matt Grobert

I’ve mentioned Matt Grobert before, but I wanted to post one of his own effective patterns. Matt is busy writing his second book, which I will let you know more about as soon as I know more. But I hope to include other information from Matt in the future.

According to his blog, Caddis Chronicles, he squeezed some time in to go fishing during the Thanksgiving holiday last week. One of the patterns he used was his Pumpkin Head Midge. He got a couple of bites on it, but there are other posts that offer proof the pattern really works. Be sure to read “Does the Pumpkin Head Midge Work” and “The Pumpkinhead Midge, Don’t Leave Home Without It“.

Below is the video of Matt showing us how to tie it and I’ve included the recipe too. Enjoy this simple, but effective pattern!

Hook: #16 – 20 1x long nymph
Thread: 6/0 Olive Danville
Bead: 2mm orange tungsten
Tail and Abdomen: Pheasant tail dyed brown
Rib: Copper wire
Wing bud: Clear zelon
Thorax: Peacock herl



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