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Notes: The Holo Midge is just a variation of the Disco Midge that originated on the San Juan River. Naturally, when Holographic tinsel became available, around 2010, it was used as a body material for the midge providing both color and translucency. Brian Chan and Phil Rowley each had similar midge patterns using Frostbite, Krystal Flash, or Super Floss but these, like the Disco Midge, continued to have a peacock herl thorax. On the Holo Midge, the bead is the thorax. There is no herl. Outside of that change, it is basically a Disco Midge with a fine wire ribbing and a coating of Super Glue.

Orvis markets one Holo Midge as Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge. Rather than having a slender profile as a chironomid, it tends to have a tapered body similar to Caddis pupae patterns. The Holo Midge is also very popular at Pyramid Lake where they keep the slender body profile but increase the hooks size to #12-16 for the large chironomids that inhabit that lake. The locals gave it a name of Maholo Midge. Local Pyramid guide, Doug Ouelette, has a whismical pattern called the 49ner Midge and, of course, it has the 49ner colors of red and gold ribbing. When beads are not added to the pattern, a thorax of thread is usually built up. Often this thorax is coated with a thin layer of UV Fly Finish and may have biots along the sides of the thorax to represent gills. Within both the U.K. and Canada, these beadless beauties are called buzzers. Usually tied in sizes #14-22

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Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Chartreuse
Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Chartreuse
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Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Purple
Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Purple
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Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Black
Lexi's TH Holo-ZMidge, Black
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Maholo Midge, albino wino
Maholo Midge, Albino Wino
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Holo Midge, 49ner
Holo Midge, 49ner
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Banded Maholo Midge, Copper Wino
Banded Maholo Midge, Copper Wino
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