Here’s my favorite, general purpose midge pattern. It’s easy to tie and very effective. While you could tie them in any color I mostly tie them only in black.
Hook: Tiemco 2488 #20 – 24
Thread: Red 8/0
Abdomen: Hareline Ultra Chenille Micro, black
Thorax: Hareline Ice Dub, Olive Brown
Breathers: Polypropylene Yarn, white
How to Tie It
How to Fish It
I fish it as a dry fly with 7X tippet. Coat just the breathers and the thorax with floatant. This allow the abdomen to hang lower in the surface film like a real emerger.