I have been reading Midgemans flybox quite a bit lately... It's a blog that has a whole lot of usefull information about midges and most importantly, midge fishing. Usefull to one who has simply... had enough, enough surprise takes from a fish darting out and drinking a fly... Usefull to one... who wants to be the surprizer and not the surprizie... make since?
Hot topic lately has been the "Poison Tung" here are the last words of his post...
The tying process isn’t involved at all as it’s basically just; bead, wire, collar, whip finish and as a result this is a productive little pattern that’s quick to produce in good numbers. All said, any of the Poison Tung variations will generally fish well! When I read things like this I get the same little rush you get when you hear a fish jump and you dont see it.... but I need to see it.
I tied a few that would for sure, fall in the variation catagorie but, dude said it was cool.
My situation calls for black and red I tied some with three strands, two black and one red piece, the wire wraped parrallel, and a few with black thread bodys and red wire spaced evenly. I couldnt resist using clear glass beads for the head.. so I guess its a poison glass.. Either way they work,,, Just fine...
And I used my gold stone to Pull it down..
Now the picture below is sure to get a reaction... I was pissed at first... then I was happy that I helped it, then I wondered what kind of idiot couldn't hold on to a little fish with 8lb test and a tripple hook...call it... cleaning up the fishery.
In case you didn't gather it yourself this poor fish had a huge lure and a huge piece of line attached to it face, but still ate the porkchop...Bummer deal that this kind of stuff goes on.. At least I got it off of its head and let em go,,, I kept ahold of the lure to hang on picture frame that has a bunch of old vintage tackle, there I will remember the day I helped someone who helped me.