Dorsey’s Mercury Blood Midge is a great fly.  The glass bead head represents an air bubble.  The best way to fish this fly is to Dead drift with a strike indicator.  Suggest that you tie a dropper fly off this midge like Dorsey’s Top Secret Midge.

dorseys-mercury-bood-midgeDorsey's Mercury Blood Midge

  • Hook: Tiemco TMC200R
  • Hook Size: 12, 14, 16, 18
  • Body: UNI-Thread Red 8/0
  • Bead: Killer Caddis Class Bead Diamond – MGS, SM (the glass bead represents an air bubble)
  • Head: Back Thread (I use a Black Sharpie to color the red thread black instead of changing threads)
  • Ribbing: Small Gold Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl

Fishing Instructions: Dead drift with a strike indicator.  Suggest tying Dorsey’s Top Secret Midge as a dropper off this fly.