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Jujubee Midge - Zebra

Umpqua

Jujubee Midge - Zebra

$ 2.75

I developed my Jujubee Midge over twenty years ago when I was guiding on the South Platte River. Thread midges and the like are productive patterns in Cheesman Canyon, but I needed an edge for these ultra-selective fish. The Jujubee came about quite by accident one day. I was tying braided barracuda flies for an upcoming saltwater trip using SuperHair for the bodies, when I looked at the SuperHair in a different way. What if I wrapped it around a hook to form a midge body, rather than tying it on in hanks as for the cuda fly? I dug out a few smaller hooks and went to town mixing and matching the SuperHair colors to create different color patterns with contrasting ribs. The result is what you see here today.

Midge larva and pupae are so prevalent that it is never a bad bet to start off with one on your day astream. I find Jujubees particularly effective in the winter and spring, but have had several mid-summer trips saved by my old reliable Juju.

-Charlie Craven