Re: Smaller hooks, what not to tie on them
I'll go down to #24, but at that point I'm just using 8/0-14/0 thread and maybe a pinch of antron or ostrich herl for hackle.
#24 curved hook
8/0 iron grey thread
2 wraps dark brown or black ostrich herl.
Makes an awesome snow midge that seems to get more bites around here in winter than anything else.