At first glance, most midge patterns don’t seem terribly complicated. The simplicity is often quickly overshadowed by their effectiveness, however, and that is true of the holographic midge. The body of this fly almost flows in the water and the wire wrappings perfectly accentuate the gold bead. Most midge fishing is done in low water conditions of peak summer or the dead of winter, meaning delicate presentations are key. For this reason our nymph rigs turn towards the mico variety, and the holographic midge is the perfect option for a trailing fly that will mimic the tiny bugs that hatch during these harsh times of year.