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: Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior

One of my go-to flies this past year is Lance Egan’s Rainbow Warrior. For some reason, trout really love it. It’s bright, has an interesting thorax from a magical material, and has a red-thread body underneath some plastic material. And, it’s extremely rugged. As I’ve blogged before, Lance is on the national fly fishing team.

Fluorescent Orange Flies: They Work

One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some