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Zebra Midge

Posted on September 01 2013


The zebra midge is this month’s fly. The midge insect is perhaps one of the most important food sources for trout and salmon. This small insect is a member of Diptera family and is present in the water 365 days a year. It becomes all the more important as a food source in late season fishing because there isn’t much else around. The zebra midge can be fished deep in tandem with another nymph or as a dropper beneath a dry. It is tied in an assortment of colors and bead types. At the shop we sell them in small sizes from 16 – 20, with size 20 being my favorite. The original color was black, but red is the most effective color for me. Try it this fall and see what happens.  
Hook - heavy scud hood size 16 – 20
Bead - silver, copper, black
Thread - color to match body color
Rib - silver or copper wire

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