Does anyone still tie and fish small midges, #24-30? Back in the mid 1970's , it seemed as if every fly fishing article had the angler going down to 7x, 8x and fishing the tiniest of flies. Now.... I often don't see the hooks offered in many catalogs. #22 seems like the limit in most shops inventory.
I still have many hooks; I bought a lot when Mustad phased out many of their styles and some sizes and I'm glad that I did. I still tie and fish very small; I caught a nice brook trout on a #28 Black Midge dry this March. And with the Whiting hackle that is available today, getting hackle in the smallest sizes is much better than it was back in the '70's when truly good, tiny hackle was an incredibly rare find on even the best necks of that period.