We post a lot about midges, especially in winter, and there are all different kinds of patterns. But how do you know which ones to use at any given time? Here’s a very simple explanation from Mickey Anderson of Utah’s KSL Outdoors. He walks you through the stages of the midge life cycle and shows you which kinds of patterns match each one. Of course, even within each kind of fly, there are multiple options, and that’s where trial-and-error and local knowledge come in.