Chironamid Fishing... Sunday the 23rd

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Chef, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Trout Master Active Member

  2. Leigh PNW Angler

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    Whidbey Island
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    I wish I'd seen this post earlier. I just did my first Chironomid Fishing at pass lake this last weekend. Not going to be my favorite for fly fishing as I really enjoy casting, but for the winter why not.
  3. Trout Master Active Member

    winter /spring/summer/fall chronies rock~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  4. Irafly Active Member

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    Everett, Washington, USA.
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    Yes they do. And your right that is a great show.

  5. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    I'm with you Trout Master and Ira, chironomids are a blast to fish! If you think it's boring, you're not doing it right. I'd rather catch 6 fish on chironomids under an indicator than 12 fish on buggers any day!!
  6. Trout Master Active Member

    I havent used a bugger in years,
  7. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    You can also fish buggers, leeches, micro leeches, phesant tails, etc., under a bobber. Had a killer day on leeches fished this way a couple years back on a basin lake.

  8. Trout Master Active Member

    whats a basin? Or did you mean bassin lake? How do you fish a leech under a indicator? How long a leader ? how deep? what knot? what size leech?