Greg Garcia's Rojo Midge - Umpqua Fly

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SKU: Ump-12608-BLK-Size 20


A Western midge fly pattern originated by Greg Garcia, this little nymph uses a bright glass bead along with a gill tuft of peacock herl and gold ribbing. The bright and flashy little nymph has proven itself time and again. This fly is a killer dropper.

The Rojo Midge was designed for the tough classroom of Cheeseman Canyon. Greg wanted something different from the ubiquitous Black Beauty midge. When he discovered glass beads, Greg was especially curious about the red color after having read about the life cycle of midges. It was noted that frequently in the late pupa to adult stage, midges produce extra, “super-charged” hemoglobin and the color is frequently visible in the thorax of the insect. The red bead seemed like a possible attractor color that might also create a reddish visual trigger (hemoglobin). Just like Dorsey’s Mercury Midge, Greg experienced terrific results with this new color scheme and he tallied the votes from the trout’s oral endorsements. The resulting series yielded clean-looking and slim bodied midges, with the addition of white uni-stretch at the head to simulate the breathing filaments of a midge pupa.

All Umpqua flies are tied on Tiemco Hooks. These top quality Japanese hooks are tempered and forged for strength and chemically sharpened.

Fly Recipe

HOOK: Tiemco 200R
BEAD: Killer Caddis Glass Bead Ruby (Silver Lined)
GILL: Oral B Ultra Floss or Uni-Stretch White
THORAX: Pearl Herl Dyed Bright Green
RIB: X-Small Copper Wire


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