Pat Dorsey's Top Secret Midge

Curtis Fry- March, 2020

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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

$3.25
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
TMC 2488 Nymph Hook
TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

TMC 2488 Nymph Hook

$28.15
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner
Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

Loon Gator Grip Dubbing Spinner

$17.99
Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing
Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

Wapsi Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing

$2.25
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing Material
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing Material
Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing Material

Dorsey's Top Secret Midge Wing Material

$1.99
C&F Design Hackle Pliers
C&F Design Hackle Pliers

C&F Design Hackle Pliers

$45.95
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher
Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

Tiemco Midge Whip Finisher

$24.95
Raidzap G10 Bobbin
Raidzap G10 Bobbin

Raidzap G10 Bobbin

$61.99