Midge flies are my favorite to tie and fish... photographing them is another story. Below you will find a few photos and tying tips for these micro bugs.
Adult Cream Midge #24
Adult Black Midge #22 with #22 Basic Midge Adult
Adult Black Midge #22 with #22 KF Emerger
As winter quickly approaches and hatches fade away do not forget about the midge! If you are lucky enough to live near a spring creek or healthy tailwater you may be able to fish these little bugs all year around.
When tying midge flies I can't emphasize enough how important it is to keep the body slim and the rest of the materials sparse. Buy the smallest thread diameter you can tie with and not break, and then go a size smaller, and learn how to tie with that. Make every wrap count, and if you find yourself building up the body too much, start over. Notice the last photo above and the body size difference... my flies even need a little slimming down!
Whatever you do, don't be afraid of these little flies. You CAN learn to tie them (and tie them on your tippet), and with a little practice you will find they are even easier to tie then the big dry flies. Best of all big fish enjoy feasting on these bugs, and with practice the hooks will hold them on.