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Zebra Midge
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The Thread Midge was created in a tool shed in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1996. "I was a production tier at the time and, after staying up all night to complete a large order for Wendy Gunn of Lee's Ferry, I had an hour to wait for the mailman to pick up an order of Brassies, Pheasant Tails, and scads of chironomids.

Tired and not sure what I was going to tie next, I put a bead on a hook, with a little lead under the bead to hold it straight, applied some wire behind the bead and wrapped the thread on it. Voila! I tied 12 copper heads with copper wire and 12 silver beads with silver wire and included them in Wendy's order. I asked her to pass a few to her guides." ...Ted (AKA Deadly Teddly) Wellington Marble Canyon, Arizona


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Materials

Hook:Dai-Riki 125 or TMC 2488, Size 16-22.
Thread:6/0 Black.
Body:Black thread.
Bead:Silver Tungsten sized to hook or oversize one size.
Ribbing:Silver wire.

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Tying Instructions

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