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.
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Material ListHook: TMC 2488 H Nymph Hook - 18
Hook (Alternate): Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18
Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black
Thread (Alternate): Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - Black
Bead: Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads - Gold - 2.0mm
Bead (Alternate): Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Classic Colors - 5/64" (2.0mm) - Gold
Wire: UTC Ultra Wire - Small - Gold
Wire (Alternate): Semperfli Tying Wire - 0.2 - Bright Gold
Dubbing: Ice Dub - UV Black
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below