The Titan Tube Midge is unlike many of the chironomid patterns due to the white of the fly not being the bead. This allows the imitation to breathe like the gills on a natural. This pattern is key to have in your box for stillwater.
The Tails Up Trico has a key aspect that many trico patterns do not, it floats on the wings. Mayer tied up this pattern to replicate exactly what the trout key in on in a thick trico hatch, the wings. One of August's Five Flies.