Zebra Midge Recipe
Hook - TMC 2499SPBL - 16Thread:
Thread - Uni Thread - Black - 6/0Ribbing:
Wire - Uni wire - XSWing case:
Dubbing - Dubbing - Black
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the Zebra Midge
The small Zebra midge is a fantastic, very popular pattern for trout. It represents a midge larva and midges are very common on trout streams. Odd are if you looked through a guides box out west you would find these in multiple sizes. Black is the most common color though. This can be tied with or without a bead if you like and in sizes 16 and up.
How to tie the Zebra Midge
Step 1: Insert hook
Set your hook Size 16 into vise and wrap your thread to just before the hook bend
Step 2: Tie in wire
Select silver Uni wire XS and tie it in. Move thread to 2/3 way up the shank.
Step 3: Ribbing
Wrap wire forward leaving space between wraps for proper ribbing. Tie in and cut off tag end
Step 4: Wing case
Using dubbing wax add a small amount to the thread and then add a small amount of dubbing
Step 5: Wrap
Wrap dubbing on thread forward to just behind the hook eye. Tie off with half hitches or whip finish tool and cut off the tag end of the thread. Cast to trout, Enjoy!