As I've mentioned in other threads, I'm trying my hand at chironomid fishing this spring. As I gather some of the materials I need, I'm confused about the different wire sizes used (or so it seems). I'll look up different ties, all in the same hook size, and find different "definitions" of wire to use. I understand that you can tweak a fly, and that everyone has a preference, but I'm sort of stuck on which way to go. I'm finding: Ultra, Fine, Small, Brassie - What the heck is Brassie? In some listings it's before 'fine', and in other listings it comes after 'medium'. If I'm tying sizes 12 and 14, which is where I'm going to start, what wire size should I use?