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[Video] Sipper Midge by Hans Stephenson

Ken Sperry

Posted by Ken Sperry

March 6, 2011

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