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Friday, November 20, 2015

Beginner Fly Tying: Zebra Midge

Simple and Effective


The zebra midge is probably responsible for more fish caught in my first few years of fly fishing than any other pattern.  The great things about a zebra midge are that it is among the easiest flies to tie, and it can easily be modified to be tied in a wide range or colors and variations.  I think black is the most common color but I fish a lot of brown, olive, and red too.  

Here's the video, but make sure to check out some of our alternate recipes below.



Recipe:

Black

Hook: Daiichi 1120 #18 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - black  (+)
Bead: Tungsten 2.4mm - gold  (+)
Wire: UTC wire small - gold  (+)
Dubbing: Ice dub - UV black (+)

Olive

Hook: Daiichi 1120 #18 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - olive (+)
Bead: Tungsten 2.4mm - copper (+)
Wire: UTC wire small - copper (+)
Dubbing: Ice dub - olive brown (+)

Brown

Hook: Daiichi 1120 #18 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - brown (+)
Bead: Tungsten 2.4mm - copper (+)
Wire: UTC wire small - blue (+)
Dubbing: Ice dub - UV brown (+)

Red

Hook: Daiichi 1120 #18 (+)
Thread: Danville 70 - red (+)
Bead: Tungsten 2.4mm - white (+)
Wire: UTC wire small - silver (+)
Dubbing: Ice dub - UV Dun (+)

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