Re: What's your favorite midge dryfly patterns?
I'm like you in that I've had minimal luck with surface/dry midge patterns. However, as the other replies note, subsurface or in the film has worked fine. There are three patterns that Ihave found to be excellent. One is a gray thorax/olive abdomen/2 short flash wing thread midge, and the other 2 are diamond midges; black & silver and black & red. Sizes 18 to 22. Fished as droppers behind a small caddis or stim., I start in the film and just keep getting them a little deeper until I find the fish. Good luck.