A great pattern that I have done absolutely nothing to adapt. Its originator is Rune Stokkebekk who is a renowned Norwegian fly tyer.


If you compare it to the Parasol Emerger you’ll see that they do compare. But this design is probably better and more fool proof. It floats a bit higher in the water compared to the parasol emerger, but I don’t think the fish really cares.

This is a go-to fly on emerging midges. Vary the tinsel to suit your religion and conviction, and you’ll soon be catching fish on midge hatches.


Hook: Mustad C49S  – sizes 14-18
Thread: Benecchi 12/0 Black
Wing: Three natural CdC feathers cut to adjust length
Abdomen: Tying thread
Rib: Pearl tinsel
Thorax: Black seal fur

After finishing the abdomen, apply some bug bond and use the torch to create a shining effect.

Materials are listed in order of tying.

Fishing Tips

I primarily fish this as the only fly. Use a long leader – as thin as you dare go on the tippet size. Apply floatant only to the CdC. Let it drift freely or lie “dead” in the water.