Fish Species: Trout, Bass
Fishing Destination: Pyramid Lake
The Red Wine Banded Midge is a great blood midge imitation. The use of the bug band behind the bead give the fly great contrast while adding some weight. Tied on a long shank hook to imitate the shape of a blood midge.
The term “Banded”, coined by Rob Anderson, came from the name of a tag used to mark waterfowl for research. The product is basically a ½ bead used together with a tungsten or brass bead to create contrast in nymphs and midges. Soon after the product became available to us, we were putting it on all kinds of flies. It is an important part of many of our Pyramid nymphs, midges and balanced flies.