Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 13 reviews
13 of 13 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
tail water key fly -
By: livestoflyfish from somewhere on the South Holston River
On the South Holston River and Watauga River in TN this fly is a key producer. Especially on the South Holston when the water is low (dam not generating/releasing water). Trout in tailwaters thrive on tiny bugs, size 20 and even smaller. Anything dark and small is a safe bet. I have personally caught close to a hundred fish on zebra midges in the last year and a half. Adding a tail of crystal flash, and featuring this fly in a purple color would also be a good idea, but black works very well. Don't go to a tailwater without tiny zebra midges
Dark Olive Zebra Midge -
By: Mathias from Putah Creek, CA
Have been dead drifting this in #22 behind an american pheasant tail or #20 copper john and i gotta say the midge is their favorite. I am constantly pulling in 10"-16" rainbows every other drift with the majority of them chewing on this midge pattern. This one resembles identical color and size to the natural midges I find in Putah Creek, CA. I give this pattern 5 stars for imitation, however 3 for craftsmanship. After fishing for about a week with the first one I had purchased the hook broke... would be great if they could make the hooks stronger. Awesome nymph
Slays Western Tailwaters -
By: MantheyFlyFishing from Littleton, CO
Definitely the most productive pattern all around for any Western tailwater. I've caught more big fish on this fly than any other pattern...I usually drop it behind a larger midge or baetis pattern. Works wonders during the late fall through late spring!
Quality of TH Zebra Midge -
By: Owenone1 from Hanover, PA.
Top 500 Contributor
The quality of the Orvis Zebra Midges that I received recently are outstanding. Actually purchased the colors available in different hook sizes. These guys really work in PA trout streams and I cannot wait to get out there and try them out as I have been very successful in the past using these TH Zebra Midges.
Great fly solo and tandem -
By: jct133 from Pawlet, VT
Top 250 Contributor
This is an absolutely awesome fly. A very good fly to use with a dropper/tandem fly setup. I've pulled many nice fish with it, all-year round. It works great with a double nymph setup or as a dropper with a dry (such as a large stimulator). Highly recommended.
Required for Eastern Sierras. -
By: Floattuber from Huntington Beach, CA
Works very well as a dropper while fishing the lakes and streams near Bishop, CA.
Trout magnet! -
By: DevonTX from Dallas, TX
Top 500 Contributor
I dropped a #22 black Zebra off of a 16 Pheasant Tail, and dead drifted it down riffles on the White River in AR with huge success! For a while it was hooking a trout every other cast. I just ordered 20 more!
Great fly -
By: pudgy from Ledgewood ,N J
The tungsten bead gets down to the fish. A great search pattern.
Go to Midge -
By: drummin1 from Northern Colorado
This is a fly I can always count on to come thru....even on a slow day. It's so generic that fish will take it even when they are being picky. I fish in Northern Colorado and this one always works, esp. early in the season. The Orvis flies are well-tied and hold up to hours of abuse!