Midge patterns are overlooked by many fly anglers. Midges are most commonly used to match Chironomid hatches but often work great when fish refuse other dry flies. Chironomids hatch year round but fish target them when mayflies, caddis, and other insects are less abundant. Fish feeding on midges will rise more often due to needing to eat more of the small insects to make a meal. The Gray Midge is a fly that will work on any water and should always have a spot in your box.