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Mother Shucker Tan
Mother Shucker Tan
Tying Instructions
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      Actual Buffalo Midge
      Pale Morning Dun

Notes: A foam body for a midge is not often used but, if you can do it, it provides great floatability. In Utah, there are some very large midges, in fact the "mother" of all midges, the Buffalo Midge. Utah Fly Fisherman, Phil Bair came up with this pattern as he recognized the large number of buffalo midge emergers that were being consumed by the trout during the Fall months. Usually, trout concentrate on the bottom of the stream bed for midges but, in this case, they were concentrating on the surface. The problem that the midges had was getting stuck within their shuck and creating an easy meal for the trout. Phil thought about the floatability issue for a desired pattern and tried out a piece from his rubber doormat. It worked and figured foam would work even better, it did! He had a Mother Shucker...The foam color could be selected to match the midge, often tan or gray, and a light dun hackle is tied in the paraloop method would give a good sight mechanism as well as represent emerging wings. Phil also found that if he used a dark colored foam, the pattern worked well during BWO hatches. The paraloop method of tying hackles is also seen in Bob Quigley's Hackle Stacker.



Variations:

Mother Shucker Brown
Mother Shucker Brown
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Mother Shucker Black
Mother Shucker Black
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