I am not very advanced when it comes to midges. I stick to a few patterns that I trust. Every other year I stumble over a new idea, or a modification to an old pattern that I make during the season.
I think midges should be tied with as little material as possible. This one fit that specification perfectly. With just thread in the body, seal or SLF in the thorax and a sparse rabbit foot as the floating device it’s both an easy tie and a buggy looking devil.
To be honest, I am not decided on the color combinations for this fly. Berulfsen ties it black and white – thus the name. I have a few modified variants here, but I guess it’s more of an aesthetic variation than anything else. I guess you’ll be fine tying it in the original way.
I have included Eivind Berulfsen’s SBS on YouTube.