The Black Quill imitates darker-colored midges during their hatches in the winter. This is the time to pull a Black Quill from your box and get to work. Fish it like any dry fly, with an emphasis on creating a dead drift. Guides love to be prepared, and having a dark midge imitation is often a part of that process. You can’t go wrong with a Black Quill as your go-to dark midge pattern.