My wife does a bit of embroidery and I get the leftover thread when she is finished.
I decided to take on the midge fly and I was amazed how easy it was.
Hook: #10-16 wetfly
Thread: 6/0 Matching the embroidery color
Body/Head: Embroidery thread
Ribs: Flat silver tinsel / Silver wire
How I tie the fly
Start by laying down 2 layers of thread. Then fasten the flat silver tinsel /silver wire and finally fasten the Embroidery thread. In closed turns move the embroidery thread towards the head. When at the base of the head stop and in even open turns tie in the silver thread/wire up to the head. Finish by creating the head.