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Zebra Jelly Midge  

Midge pupae are important food for trout in many lakes and in the slower portions and backwaters of lowland rivers. The pupae are most often eaten as they rise through the water column to hatch at the surface.  Rising pupae grow increasingly translucent as gases within the inter-cuticular space expand.  While the Jelly Midge appears a little dull in air, it comes to life when submerged, with all the translucency and sparkle of the natural.

 
 



Fishing Tip: 
Fish this pattern on a floating line with an ultra-slow retrieve, consisting of pauses and gentle twitches. Watch the tip of the flyline as takes often occur during the pause. As the surface activity intensifies fish the Jelly Midge suspended below a dry fly, or grease the leader to hold the fly within six inches of the surface. In both cases impart the occasional twitch to attract attention.

 
 
 

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