If there is one thing I've learned this week, it's that I should be buying my materials at the craft store if I want to save some loot. Cordova's beads were way cool -- and he said there were plenty of colors and sizes to pick from.
This first photo shows how gorgeous the fly is, the second shows the scale we're dealing with here.
Here are a couple other blood midge patterns: Westfly, California School of Fly Fishing.
This post is part of a series of profiles of fly tyers at the Northwest Fly Tyers Expo in Albany, OR.