The Ruby is one of my favorite low-water midge patterns. It's a great search pattern in smaller pocket water and around boulder fields, where the current isn't so much that additional weight is needed. I like to fish it fairly tight-lined and actually pull it through and around boulders, along shelves and through the heads of smaller riffles and plunge pools.
- Hook: Scud #16
- Thread: Black 8/0 Uni-thread
- Bead: Small Copper
- Abdomen: Small Red Body Glass over black thread
- Rib: Small Copper Uni-Wire Size (BR)
- Thorax: Peacock Ice-dub
Stage#1: Place Bead and start thread to lock in place.
Stage#2: Tie in wire and wrap back to a point approximately 1/3 around the hook bend.
Stage#3: Tie in body glass and wrap back to same point as wire.
Stage#4: Wrap body glass forward to the bead.
Stage#5: Wrap wire forward to the bead providing 3 visible wraps.
Stage#6: Dub thorax and whip finish.
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