A midge dry fly may not look like much, but you’re sure to attract a fish with these tiny fly patterns in your arsenal. Midges hatch year round, so you’ll always see them on the water, even when other insects aren’t active. A flashy fly during a nearly bugless winter fishing trip is a sure way to alert the more clever fish to your ploy. There is an easy option for winter—and year-round—fishing success. Hungry fish aren’t above snacking on prevalent midges, especially when they’re gathering atop the water within easy reach. Food is food, and midges make up a large portion of the trout’s diet. Don’t relegate your midge flies to cold-weather use only: Add these useful patterns to your box for successful catches in any season.