Here are some brassies I use to fish Lake Davis here in Northern California where there are big blood midge hatches. Patterns with red are particularly effective as a result, either black and red or maroon and red wire are my favorites. I simply ties the two pieces of wire down the hook and wrap them up towards they eye keeping them together as tight as possible. I use red thread underneath. I have some other blood midge tied with super floss/stretch floss with a silver wire rib that is another favorite of mine. I'll have to take some pictures and post those.