In todays video I show you how to tie a Black Zebra Midge.  This was noted by Gary Borger as one of the great flies and his goto in episode 45 of the Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast.

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The Zebra Midge Material List

Thread:  8/0 Uni Thread Black (click here to purchase)

Hook:  Mustad C49S size #14 (but size #18’s are most common) (click here to purchase)

Body: 8/0 Uni Thread (link above)

Rib:  Small UTC Copper Wire (click here to purchase) 

Thorax:  Black Polar Dub (click here to purchase)

Bead:  7/64 Gold Bead  (click here to purchase)

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Conclusion for the Zebra Midge

Gary Borger along with many others have noted this as one of the great patterns of all time.  It does seem like sometimes the simplest patterns are the best.  Make sure to tie this one in many variations and sizes.

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