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Zebra Midge Fly for Sale
If you need a midge pattern to fish that works well anywhere and anytime, the zebra midge is your answer. This fly works well on technical tailwaters and free flowing mountain streams all the same. If you’ve been fishing long, you know how great this fly is and if you’re new to the game, well, buy some and see for yourself how great they are. I personally always fish zebra midges with a beadhead of brass or tungsten, but if you’re looking for a thinner and lighter midge pattern, check out the Mercury Midge here.
Which Colors and Sizes Should I Buy?
The Beadhead Zebra Midge Fly is for sale in a variety of sizes and colors.
I like to have them in the following colors and sizes:
- Colors: Black, Olive, Red
- Sizes: #18, #20, #22 (small seems best almost always)
Add them to your cart today by the dozen or by adding a dozen with 3 different sizes (sampler pack) to add variety to your fly box and help you catch more fish on a variety of rivers. Our proven patterns are custom tied to each and every order to make sure the highest quality of fishing flies are delivered to your door.
- Flies are available by the dozen
- Variety Packs available – 4 flies of 3 different sizes
- Tied to Order flies require 15-30 Days for Delivery
Why is the Zebra Midge Fly Effective?
The Beadhead Zebra Nymph, also known as the Zebra Midge Fly, is a popular pattern used by fly fishers around the world. The pattern is known for its simple design, yet it is incredibly effective at catching trout. Let’s explore the reasons why the Beadhead Zebra Nymph is so successful, offer some tips on how to fish it, and recommend the top colors and sizes to use for anywhere trout thrive.
One of the main reasons why the Beadhead Zebra Nymph Fly is so successful is that it imitates the most prolific insect in a trouts world, the midge. The pattern’s slim profile and black and white color scheme are perfect for mimicking small insects that trout feed on, making it an excellent choice for fly fishers looking to imitate a midge and it’s natural segmentation very accurately. The Beadhead Zebra Nymph is also incredibly versatile and can be used in both still and moving water, making it a go-to pattern for anglers all year round.
Another reason why the Beadhead Zebra Nymph is so successful is its weight. The pattern features a beadhead that helps it sink quickly, allowing it to get down to the fish quickly, even in deeper water. This is especially important when fishing in fast-moving rivers or deep pools where fish are likely to hold. Additionally, the beadhead adds some extra flash and movement to the pattern, which can help attract more fish. A little known fact about midges, but they create a air bubble to help them rise to the surface of the water. The beadhead can imitate that bubble quite well and can fool trout into feeding on the fly pattern.
Tips for Fly Fishing a BH Zebra Midge Fly
When fishing with the Beadhead Zebra Nymph, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, it’s essential to fish the pattern close to the bottom, where the fish are likely to be holding. The beadhead on the pattern helps it sink quickly getting into what anglers call a “strike zone” (Which is just a place that trout normally hang out and eat). If you’re fishing stillwater, another tip to try is to vary the retrieve, giving the fly some movement to make it look more alive. This can be done by using a slow, steady retrieve or by twitching the fly to imitate the movement of an emerging insect.
The Beadhead Zebra Nymph is available in a variety of colors and sizes, but there are a few top options that anglers should consider. For color, black, olive and red are the most popular choices that are effective at convincing trout to eat. When it comes to size, the pattern is typically tied in sizes 16-22, with size 18 being the most popular. In general, it’s best to choose a size and color that closely matches the insects in the area. When in doubt, go smaller.
The BH Zebra Nymph fly is a versatile and effective pattern for fly fishers looking to catch trout. Its simple design, weight, and color make it an excellent choice for imitating a range of insects, and it can be fished effectively in both still and moving water.