Pat Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

SPOILER: It's not a secret

So if you're dialed into the world of fly fishing tailwaters and you like midge fishing, you've likely heard of our buddy Pat Dorsey. He's a guiding machine (200+ days a year on the water) and co-owns the Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen Colorado. 

He's also very well known for coming up with some very effective midge patterns, including the topic for today: The Top Secret Midge.

A Pat Dorsey fly box selection

The Top Secret midge, which partially owes its name to a relatively obscure wing material (listed below), is a killer midge pupa pattern for any river or stream with midges present. What that means is that you'll want this pattern in your box. It can be fished as a pupa closer to the surface or dead-drifted on a nymph rig.
Material List
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Hook: TMC 2488 Nymph Hook - 22 - 25 Pack
Thread: 8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge - Dark Brown
Thread Ribbing: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - White
Wing: Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing Material
Thorax: Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Rusty Brown

Other tools from the tutorial:
C&F Design Hackle Pliers
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Raidzap G10 Bobbin