Beginner Fly Tying: Zebra Midge

Cheech - November, 2015

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.

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook - 18
  • Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Black
  • Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 5/64" (2.0mm)
  • Wire: UTC Ultra Wire - Gold - Small
  • Dubbing: Ice Dub - UV Black
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook
Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

Daiichi 1120 - Heavy Wire Scud Hook

$5.85