Since so many folks are working at home, we’re launching a series of Facebook Live fly-tying events as a way to connect. The first “Fly Tying with Tom” event happens TODAY at 3 p.m. (EDT) on the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook page.
For each event, we will announce the pattern and the recipe in the morning, so you can get everything in order to be ready to tie along with Tom Rosenbauer, broadcasting from his home fly-tying station. Today’s event will start with Tom walking you through everything you need to get started in fly tying, and then he’ll show how he ties a Zebra Midge. Here’s the recipe:
Hook: Any short-shank curved hook (such as Tactical Wide Gap; Tactical Czech Nymph; or Scud, Shrimp and San Juan Worm hook), sizes 14 through 22
Bead: Silver, either tungsten or brass.
Thread and body: Black, 8/0.
Rib: Silver Ultra Wire.
Note: You can use any color thread–I tie them in red, brown, purple, and green–and use any color bead you want. The rib can be any color Ultra Wire. The bead can also be a glass bead instead of a metal one. And you can tie bigger ones on a jig hook.