Fly of the Month – Root Beer Midge

By Jake Darling
Unicoi Outfitters,

Root Beer Midge

Hook: #18 TMC 100
Bead: 5/64 Tungsten Copper
Thread: UTC 70 Brown
Underbody: UTC Tinsel, Brown
Ribbing: DMC 3371 Embroidery
Thread: (one strand)

A local favorite! An easy pattern to tie, and a proven pattern through the winter months. The Root Beer Midge is my go-to pattern when trout become very picky. This pattern is a killer on tailwaters, but also works well on our clear water freestone streams as well. Add some to the box this winter and watch your catch rate increase!