November 2, 2010

The Zebra Midge

In one final tribute to Lilly's Halloween costume, here's a video (not by me) on how to tie a Zebra midge.  Hope you're quick enough on the uptake to make the connection between the two.

Zebras are relatively easy flies to tie and are deadly on trout in the creeks in SE Pennsylvania.  They also happen to be the fly that sold me on fishing subsurface, thanks to a generous gift of a handful by a friend.

Believe it or not, Lilly also uses them, not on fly tackle but on her Barbie rod rigged beneath a bobber and a small piece of split shot.  The sunfish & bluegill just tear them up!  If they are not currently in your fly box, I strongly suggest making some room.


  1. Hey Mike. Got on a tying jag a while back and tied up a few. Haven't gotten anything on them yet, but found them to be an easy fly to tie.


  2. a classic bug!!! Thats awesome that you related it to Lillys Halloween costume! great post man!

  3. Hi there. Just stopped in from "Fishing With Dad" since he gave you a shout out. I'm not a fisherperson but enjoyed watching the video as I'd never seen anyone tie a fly. (Yes, there are still some fishing virgins out here...)

    Anyway, glad your little girl made it through Halloween okay. Very cute little Zebra (midge) girl. :)

  4. Thanks for the info.
    I'm going to try that midge thing this winter.