Pat Dorsey’s Mercury Midge

I like to fish midge patterns, particularly when at tailwaters or when I want to throw something that looks innocuous. I’ve written before that Midge Larvae are a big part of my fly boxes. They work well as part of an indicator or Euro-style rig. I also like them as part of a dry-dropper set-up

At the Bench: Syl’s Midge

TL;DR: Syl’s Midge is a go-to wet fly when trout are active but picky. One of my favorites. I first read about this pattern in Dave Hughes’ book, Handbook of Hatches: A Basic Guide to the Food Trout Eat and the Most Effective Flies to Match Them. He rapturously writes about how incredibly effective it