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Midge Patterns by Species

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  • 3D Epoxy Black Fly Larva

    3D Epoxy Black Fly Larva

    With 418 species of black fly populating the US and Canada, these species are found in large numbers at every elevation.  The 3D Epoxy Black Fly Larva enables the fly angler to effectively fish most trout waters.  The contrasting white rib and...

  • 3D Epoxy Bloodworm

    3D Epoxy Bloodworm

    Buried in the mud and silt of trout lakes and rivers across the continent are an army of midge and chironomid larva.  In order to survive in these low oxygen conditions, many of these midges produce more oxygen-carrying hemoglobin protein, which...

  • Black & red Beadhead Chironomid Pupa Pearl Beadhead Chironomid Pupa

    Beadhead Chironomid Pupa

    Making up to 90% of the trout's diet in many lakes and reservoir across the nation, there are few families of invertebrates or fly patterns so important to the trophy trout hunter as the Beadhead Chironomid Pupa!  Tied in a variety of sizes and...

  • Beadhead Mop Fly - Tan Beadhead Mop Fly - Olive Beadhead Mop Fly - Chartreuse

    Beadhead Mop Fly

    Like a juicy slice of prime rib for trout, the crane fly larva can grow as large as your pinkie finger and represents a huge meal to a hungry trout. Particularly productive in the early Spring through runoff, the Beadhead Mop Fly is an amazingly...

  • Black Beadhead Zebra Midge Red Beadhead Zebra Midge Chartreuse Beadhead Zebra Midge Brown Beadhead Zebra Midge

    Beadhead Zebra Midge

    With nearly 17,000 species of midges crowding our North American waters, the Beadhead Zebra Midge is an amazing generalist pattern that - when fished in several sizes and colors - can be used to effectively match the larva life cycle of almost every...

  • Black Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa Red Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa Olive Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa Brown Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa

    Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa

    With nearly 17,000 species of midges crowding our North American waters, the Beadhead Zebra Midge Pupa is an amazing generalist pattern that - when fished in several sizes and colors - can be used to effectively match the  pupa or emerger life...

  • Black Beauty

    Black Beauty

    While not much to look at, the slim black profile and contrasting wire rib of the Black Beauty has proven to be the downfall of more trout than we can count.  With almost 17,000 species of midge crowding our North American waters, when fished in...

  • Bloodworm Emerger

    Bloodworm Emerger

    A midge emerger from another mother, the Bloodworm Emerger is a mix of tried and true patterns like the mole fly and quill emerger with a dash of fire! Trout porpoising through the top of the water, fins and snouts just clipping through the surface is a...

  • Bloody Butcher

    Bloody Butcher

    A close cousin to the Orange Asher, Griffith's Gnat, and Renegade patterns, this cluster fly is equally potent on top of the water and below it.  You can fish it as an adult midge or chironomid, or drown it and fish it as an attractor using either a...

  • CDC Chironomid Emerger

    CDC Chironomid Emerger

    A similar pattern to the Mosquito Emerger and the Hanging Midge patterns, the CDC Chironomid Emerger is suspended horizontally across the surface of the water to imitate the final emergence of a midge leaving the water for the first time...

  • Tan Chewee Cranefly Larva Olive Chewee Cranefly Larva

    Chewee Cranefly Larva

    Like hotdogs for trout, the cranefly larva can grow as large as your pinkie finger and represents a huge meal for a hungry trout.  Particularly productive in the early Spring through runoff, the lead-wrapped interior of the Chewee Cranefly Larva...

  • Cranefly


    Among the largest of midges on our water, the Crane Fly looks like a Boeing 777 when compared with its peers.  Known by a number of names from "Mosquito Hawk" to "Skeeter Dragon", the general image being communicated is that this is one BIG midge!...

  • Grey Ugly

    Grey Ugly

    My introduction to the Grey Ugly was a memorable one, as I was out-fished by three generations of Wyoming women along the headwaters of the North Plate River.  Armed with both fly and spinning rods, fishing this fly both on top of and beneath the...

  • Griffith's Gnat Blonde Griffith's Gnat Olive Griffith's Gnat

    Griffith's Gnat

    If we had to choose only one pattern to fish during every midge hatch we encounter the rest of our days, it would be the Griffith's Gnat.  This pattern does an amazing job of imitating a cluster of midges spawning on the water when the naturals are...

  • Black Ice Cream Cone Chironomid Grey Ice Cream Cone Chironomid  Red Ice Cream Cone Chironomid Chartreuse  Ice Cream Cone Chironomid

    Ice Cream Cone Chironomid

    The Ice Cream Cone Chironomid is a heavy metal trout nightmare!  This no frills fly is mostly thread, wire, and a little flash, but it is the white beadhead that acts like a beacon to feeding trout and makes this fly particularly deadly.  While...

  • Magic Midge

    Magic Midge

    With almost 17,000 species of midge inhabiting our North American waters, trying to match their hatch down to the species is out of the question.  For greater success when fishing midges, it is often more effective to get close in size and color to...

  • Black Manhattan Midge Red Manhattan Midge

    Manhattan Midge

    If you are looking for a go to midge emerger with a proven record of fooling even the most selective trout, look no further than the Manhattan Midge! A true tailwater and spring creek killer, the Manhattan Midge has just the right amount of bling to pull...

  • Black Matt's Midge Chartreuse Matt's Midge Matt's Hi-Vis Midge

    Matt's Midge

    We might be the only fly shop to tell you this, but you do not in fact need to buy a separate midge pattern to match each of the almost 17,000 species you will find on our North American waters!  With a few key fly patterns in a couple sizes and...

  • Dark Olive Mayhem Black Mayhem


    Mimicking one of the most vulnerable life cycles of the invertebrate, the foam wing of the Mayhem allows it to dance and bob in the water column in a spot-on imitation of a small invertebrate trying to emerge.  Equally deadly when fished off the...

  • Miracle Nymph

    Miracle Nymph

    While it’s easy to get carried away in the fly shop and pack your boxes with a ton of different midge patterns, sometimes it’s best to just keep it simple with a tried-and-true pattern like the Miracle Nymph. Originally tied for the...

  • Mosquito Dry Fly

    Mosquito Dry Fly

    Capable of reproducing in any pond, backwater, or puddle, these little blood suckers will be found in every state and at every elevation.  While mosquitoes can quite literally be a pain to the fly angler, they remain a trout favorite.  In a...

  • Mosquito Emerger

    Mosquito Emerger

    While we as anglers may despite them, the 595 species of Mosquito inhabiting the waters of the US and Canada remain one of the trout's favorite foods.  Unlike our black flies which cling to the surface of rocks, and chironomids that burrow into the...

  • Grey Quill Midge Emerger Black Quill Midge Emerger Olive Quill Midge Emerger Cream Quill Midge Emerger

    Quill Midge Emerger

    Trout porpoising through the top of the water, fins, and snouts just clipping through the surface is a telltale sign of fish gorging on midge emergers.  Due to the small profile of most midges and chironomids, they have to struggle to break through...

  • Renegade


    Known as a bit of a bad boy when it comes to midge imitations, the Renegade is the fly you tie on when you need to break out of a slump and land a fish.  Featuring all of the characteristics of the generalist that allow it to be effective matching a...

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