Tungsten Zebra Midge Nymph - 2 Pack
The Tungsten Zebra Midge Nymph - 2 Pack imitates a very important food source in a trout's diet. Chironomids are non-biting insects that resemble mosquitoes without the wingspan or needle-nose, and the Zebra Midge seemingly is a pupa pattern that every fly angler who learns to fish with swears by them. The first major insect hatch of the year, pupae gather at the bottom of the water and then rise en masse and trout gorge themselves. Some call this pupae a comfort food for trout. You can find midges in tailwaters and spring creeks and especially in lakes and ponds. These petite pupa snacks are present year-round, and it seems wild that weighty trout love them, but big fish love small flies! A tungsten Zebra Midge Nymph can get down deep and are a very effective pattern in the winter months when nothing else seems to work. Yet fish one all year! Chironomid pupae colors range from reds to chromes. As trout tend to focus on a specific shade when feeding, it's a good idea to have Zebra Midges in different colors and sizes. Get started or start refilling with every color and size of a Tungsten Zebra Midge Nymph - 2 Pack!
- Use for brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, steelhead, kokanee salmon
- Mimics the pupal stage of chironomids, the non-biting insects that resemble mosquitoes; Chironomid larvae are sometimes called bloodworms because of the red coloration; green and dark browns/blacks are common
- Technique: a 6X or 7X tippet is recommended; takes can be easily missed, so use a very light indicator tied 12-18 inches above the fly; find midges in the water and match the color; in streams and creeks, concentrate on slower moving water and let the fly make a full drift and be patient – the fly is tiny and trout certainly are feeding on the real thing; work every riffle and pocket water, eventually one will hit your presentation; in stillwater, midge hatches are reported to occur most often in the nine-to-sixteen foot depth range; use floating lines; leaders can vary in length; allow the Tungsten Zebra Midge Nymph to sink (60 seconds or more) and, keeping the slack out to detect strikes, retrieve extremely slow to mimic these pupae that rise (not swim) to the surface
- Qty. per Pack: 2