I have noticed that UK ‘buzzers’ are often tied ever so more slender than Canadian ‘chironomids’ and U.S. ‘midges’. I like the slender ties, but confess I often fatten up many of my flies. This is partly because I start with too large a hook for the actual insect and then add too many materials. Also, because I am an ‘impressionistic’ tier I like the flare and movement of exaggerated thoraxes/wings. It is good to note the more slender creations.
I have noted before that a friend of mine is an avid ‘gnat’ fisherman on impoundments in the NW and his creations are slender, delicate creations (sizes 10-18) that generate lots of attention.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”