Published Feb 19. 2018 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Feb 19. 2018

Brass Zebra

The Brass Zebra is a mash-up of 2 popular trout flies. The Brassie and the Zebra Midge. This design is credited to Dan Liechty, but there are some other similar flies out in the world.
The fly is quite simple, but can be tied with different colors of wire. You'll just want to make sure you keep the colors contrasting so that you keep the "zebra" effect.
For the thorax, natural peacock works well, but you can use Ice Dubbing or Diamond Dubbing to give the fly a slightly different look and a little more durability.

Fish this pattern near the bottom on creeks and rivers or it also works well as a stillwater fly suspended under a strike indicator.

Brass Zebra Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Mustad C49s #10-16
Bead: Gold tungsten or brass
Thread: Black 6/0 (140d)
Body: 1 strand red Ultrawire & 2 strands black Ultrawire
Thorax: Peacock herl or dubbing


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