This midge larva should
probably be imitated with a
brown and cream colored fly.
Many of the midge larvae have
translucent bodies with different
colored insides.
Flies: Midges
...........................            ..Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
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flies for Yellowstone:

Mayflies:
Caddisflies:
Stoneflies:
Midges:
Streamers:
Terrestrials:
Midges can be imitated in three of the four
stages of life. Trout will eat the adults, pupae and
larvae. By far the most important is the pupa
stage of life. Ideally you will carry a variety of
sizes and the basic colors of most midges. Quite
frankly, the midge flies that are available
commercially are lacking in many respects. They
are designed to catch fisherman far more than to
catch fish. The bead heads will catch fish but not
near as well as the non-bead heads.
The bead heads are easier to fish because of
the added weight but not as effective as more
realistic patterns. You should adjust the weight
using split shot because you can do so much
more effectively that a predetermined or set
weight of a bead head pattern.
You should have adult, larva and pupa imitations
in cream, red, black and green. We have found
these to be the principal colors (80%) of the
midges there are although they exist in almost
every color.

Larva:
Green
Cream
Red
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Pupa:
Green
Cream
Red
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Adult:
Green
Cream
Black
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Perfect Fly  Cream Adult Midge
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