A lot of folks fear the midge larvae. This fear is not necessary, it is a easy pattern and one that can be tied with or with out the Trash Fly component. You know I went with the Trash Fly twist :)
Tic-Tac bead tamer courtesy of my friend Overbrook
Pringles lid hook keeper salvaged from a co-workers waste basket.
Hook: #18 Up-turned eye scud hook
Bead: Small brass
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Tail: two strands of flash
Rib: Salvaged wire strand from a communication cable.
Thread the hook with the bead already on it. Build the body up. Tie in strands for the tail and tip of the thin wire rib. Palmer the rib forward. Build a head behind the bead of thread. Coat the body in super glue, lacquer, or similar product.
Dedicated to my son. I love you.