Published Feb 28. 2024 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Feb 29. 2024

Watsons Zebra

Here we will be tying a hybrid of two flies, the Watson's Fancy as a nymph, and the famous Zebra Midge. I (and probably some other fly tiers before me) came up with this pattern few years ago. I decided to try to mix these colours together since they work excellent for the Arctic char here in Iceland. And BINGO! This fly works great when the fish is picky. I always keep this fly in my box while fishing, in the hook size of 12-18. It saved me few times from being skunked that day fishing. So I think this simple fly is a great option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown trout and arctic char. Simple to tie and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing!

Author: Ívar Örn Hauksson.
Hook: Ahrex FW541 #14
Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 8/0 black & red.
Rib: Semperfli 0,2mm silver wire.
Body: ½ Red Semperfli thread & ½ Black Semperfli Thread.
Bead: 2,3mm Silver or gold bead.
Head & body coated with UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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