RE: midges and caddis
Good first crack at it.
Let me make a few suggestions, not too offend you but to help you.
#1 - Midges are small, a size 12 is a little large, most of my midges are on 20s or smaller.
#2 - Most midges in pa are black, olive or tan/cream
#3 - If you look at a midge in the water, the gills are very pronounced, try putting some in, doesnt matter if you dont, I dont always do it.
#4 - Go lighter on the body. My body is usually nothing more then thread or very little dubbing.
Good luck, hope they work for you, im sure stockies will eat them. If you need any more help, you know how to get in touch.