After a few technical difficulties, today’s premier of “Tying with Tom” was a big success, as Tom walked the audience through the basic tools every fly tier needs and then tied a Zebra Midge. We will be doing more of these next week, so keep an eye on here, as well as on the Orvis Fly Fishing Facebook and Instagram pages.
Here’s the recipe, if you want to tie along:
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.