Video: Pat Dorsey’s Top 5 Flies for April


This month’s “Top 5” video from Trouts Fly Fishing in Denver, Colorado, features a special guest: legendary tailwaters angler Pat Dorsey. (His son Forrest was one of the stars of our April Fools’ Day post.) Pat is known for being a master of the small stuff, and his picks are all imitations of midges and blue-winged olives. What’s great about this video is that he explains why and how he fishes each pattern. Here are his picks for April:

1. Mercury Black Beauty

2. Mercury Midge

3. Top Secret Midge

4. Mercury Baetis

5. Mercury RS2


This fine South Platte rainbow fell for a Pat Dorsey midge imitation.
Photo by Ivan Orsic

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