Bead Bubble Midge
Bead Bubble Midge

Upper River Pattern
Hook: Daiichi 1100 size 22-26
Thread: Olive 8/0 Uni-Thread
Tail: Brown Hackle Fibers
Body: Olive Thread
Rib: Fine Olive Wire
Thorax: Gray Dubbing
Bubble: Clear Micro Bead
  1. Place the hook in the vise.
  2. Secure thread near the throax and tie in the olive wire parallel to the hook shank while wrapping the thread back to the bend.
  3. Tie in 6-8 brown hackle fibers that extend about 3/4 the body length.
  4. Wrap the thread forward and then rib over with the wire.
  5. Thread a clear plastic bead on the wire and slide it such that as you wind the wire over the thorax area it is secured on top of the fly.
  6. Tie off the wire and break it using the "wiggle" method.
  7. Dub the thread and build up the thorax around the bead bubble.
  8. Whip finish and cement.
Variations & Comments: This pattern is good for fish rising to midge emergers.   Especially in the riffles.  Also make sure to let this one swing at the end of the drift to simulate the rising midge.  You'll be suprised how many takes you get this way.  Can also pass for a baetis emerger in size 18-20.