Tying the Chocolate Thunder Midge

The Chocolate Thunder Midge is one of the best midge patterns out there. It is simple to tie yet super effective at fooling even the most picky of trout. Travis Jones, veteran guide at The Flyfisher Guide Service, gives a quick tutorial at this year-round pattern.

Ingredient List:

  • Umqua U202 size 22
  • Vevus 16/0 chocolate brown thread
  • Midge size gold wire
  • Sheet of white craft foam

Quick Definitions:

Half Hitch – type of quick knot or cinch used to tie of the threat and keep it from slipping off the hook.
Helicopter The Wire – method used to break wire off clean vs. cutting with scissors or wire snips.