[Video] Sipper Midge by Hans Stephenson

Hans Stephenson of Dakota Angler & Outfitter show us his take on Sipper Midge, a Bighorn River classic in this fly tying video. This is a simple fly pattern that packs a punch. Fish this for selective trout feeding on midge adults or even emerging midges. Tie this in several body colors- namely black, olive, grey, and cream. Fish this with just a bit of floatant rubbed onto the post and hackle. Don’t put floatant on the abdomen of the fly, which will allow the body of the fly to hang below the waters surface.

Sipper Midge Material List

Hook: Tiemco 100 or Daiichi 1100 size 18-22
Thread: UTC 70 or Tiemco 16/0
Hackle: Whiting Saddle Hackle, Grizzly
Wing Post: Fluoro Fiber, Black and White
Ribbing: Small Ultra Wire, Silver

Enjoy!

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yourmotherFer says

Perhaps the price is wrong??? $5.50 for thread! That’s as bad as petijean charging 50 dollars for a bobbin. What in the world is going on with the fly tying world! I mean i can get 2 spools of uni or even 3 spools of danville or a pearsal and a uni.

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yourmotherFer says

Wow way to go Hans, I’m glad for your business you got that taken care of!

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hansrcsd says

we shouldn’t be sold out! I know we have it in stock. Will check out the site and find out what’s going on…

Ok should be fixed now. My webstore provider and my POS provider’s systems haven’t been talking well for a day or too. I have fixed it for now. Both products are available. Thanks for the heads up!

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yourmotherFer says

No tiemco thread either! what a tease.

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yourmotherFer says

Hans man i go to the fly shop sd.com and your sold out of fluoro! c’mon man you know how impulsive fly tiers are! lol I will just use crystal flash as i have more of that than i could use in a life time. lol

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yourmotherFer says

Great tie Hans. This fly is so effective on mid emergers because the midge when it hatches actually lays parallel in the film. Once again simple is best.

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smithmccrum says

hi hans a great wee pattern,i like that diamond midge braid, you americans are spoilt for choice of materials,i wish i had half of them,so i could make some cracking patterns for the west of ireland loughs, happy wrappings, davy, antrim.

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