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Picture of Fly Fishing: How to tie a zebra midge
The zebra midge is one of the easiest flies to tie.  To start you need:
- 210 denier thread (for the color of the midge you are imitating)
- A bead sized for the hook you are tying the fly on
- Metal wire, color to match the fly you are tying
- A curved hook, in this instructable and in the video I use an daiichi 1150


If you don't want to thumb through this instructable you can see the video on Youtube at: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQZ4XVpuAFY

Step 1: Dress the hook

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Pinch the barb down on the hook.  Hooks with pinched barbs are not only easy to remove from a fishes mouth but also easy to remove from clothing and skin.  Mount the hook in your vise and dress the hook with your thread.  Tie the thread around the hook and stop 1/2 way down the curve of the hook.

 
wow, cool! like the idea and i've got thoughts for Aussie bass versions
would a small split-shot work good? to give it a bit of weight? or does the bead attract attention from our finned friends?
for a longer version you could use a long-shank hooks