The Smokejumper Midge is a transitional midge pattern that imitates an emerging BWO pupa during winter on southern trout waters. Emerging pupae get stuck just beneath the surface where they are easily picked off by trout. The CDC wing makes this pattern easy to see on the surface. This pattern effectively emerging blue-winged olives.
Hook: Daiichi 1130 or Tiemco 2487 size 18 to 20
Thread: iemco 16/0
Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Herl, Turkey Biots, or Thread and Wire
Wing: 2-3 matched CDC feathers
Thorax: Nature’s Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing, Nature’s Spirit Emergence Dubbing