The black Palomino Para midge is an ideal fly when small black flies are on the scene. Fish the fly on a floating line either static or using a slow twitching retrieve. Had numerous good size rainbows on the midge pattern especially on an evening. You will really need to de-grease the leader and gink up the fly.
Start the thread 1/3rd down the hook shank. When secure trim waste thread.
Prepare 2” of chenille by slightly singing one end. Catch in the chenille with the singed end projecting over the hook bend with a length equal to that of the hook shank. Tie down with turns of thread until you reach the bend.
At the bend tie in two double strands of floss one either side of the shank pointing past the bend and slightly downwards.
Wind the thread back towards the eye until you reach the point that you first caught on the thread. Now lift the chenille and using turns of thread in front and behind form it into an upright post finishing with 4-5 horizontal clockwise turns of thread before running the thread back to the tail.
Dub on a small amount of seals fur and form a slim body up to the wing post.
Bring the thread in front of the post (eye side) and catch in a prepared cock hackle, with fibres the same length as the hook shank, good side uppermost. Secure with several turns of thread before trimming away the butt. Wind the thread back to the base of the post, dub on a small amount of seals fur and wind on a thorax.
The thread should be left just behind the eye.
Wind on the hackle ensuring each turn lies under the preceding one. Use between six to eight turns to ensure maximum floatability.
Tie down the hackle, trim waste and build a neat head before whip finishing and adding a drop of varnish.