I have been playing around with midges lately and found this pattern online. I changed the colors a little and added deer hair for the hackle. Also just a side note I tied these in a thin wire scud hook but when I wanted to do the step by step I found I ran out of them so for this I had to use the thicker wire which is wrong for the pattern and could sink it. This is a real cool pattern that dumps the hook below the surface replicating the midge coming to the surface. I found this pattern at http://www.barbosconmosca.com/
F - Midge
Hook: Any light wire scud hook size 12-20
Thread: Olive 8/0
Tail: Callibaetis colored CDC
Rear Body: Black Floss
Rib: Chartreuse UTC 140
Wing: Callibaetis colored CDC
Upper Body: Peacock Black Dazzle Dubbing
Spinning Wire: Small wire
Hackle: Natural deer hair
Start your thread and take it to the middle of the hook.
Your tail should be about half the length of the shank. Tie that in and make sure it is secure. I just use the tip of the feather.
Tie in your black floss and then tie in the UTC chartreuse thread.
Wrap your floss leaving a little under 1/3 of the shank. Now rib your chartreuse thread making 5-6 ribs. This thread tends to spread out as you wrap it but I like it cause it makes the black kinda show through.
Now tie in the copper wire at the front of the hook. You may do this as your first step in the fly but it tends to get in the way.
Tie in 3 CDC feathers from the tip and wrap to the end of the floss.
Making a ball with the CDC by folding it over itself and tie it off.
Now dub your dazzle dubbing thicker at the tie off point of the CDC and taper it smaller towards the eye. From here you can tie off your thread. You can bunch the wire up to make it easier to whip finish.
Cut your deer hair and stack it. I use a semi small clump. A pencil size clump should do. It you do use too much hair it can be clipped off from the top after it is spun.
Using anything with a hook spin the wire. The hair will start to spin and flare out. Make sure not to over spin the wire of you could break it off. Clip the wire however close you want. Now add some super glue to the top of the wire and you are now done. Bend the wire forward a little like shown.
This is how the fly will sit in the water.
THANKS EVERYONE FOR LOOKING AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND IF YOU GIVE IT A TRY