How to tie the AZ Disco Midge:
I know that this is not the “true original” recipe for the disco midge, so this little variation has been titled the AZ Disco Midge. I found it to be dynamite fly pattern for the San Juan River, Lees Ferry, and several other tailwaters with prolific midge populations. It also works well as a dropper pattern when the creeks are looking pretty muddy.
I like to tie this fly in sizes 18-24 with a mercury glass bead that I picked up from a local craft store. For this tutorial, I am tying on a size 10 hook and therefore am stuck with a gold bead. (I need to invest in a new lens for the camera) Play with bead choice colors and enjoy.