Chironomids?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Connor Parrish, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Keith Hixson

    Keith Hixson Active Member

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    My best results have been with green and red combination, someone has called it the Christmas Tree pattern. Also, salmon and dark red ribbing works well. I also tie in a short strip of clear plastic from a bread bag or sandwich bag (I use my scissors and cut them to size) to the butt end.

    Keith
     
  2. Steve Birrer

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    Get Brian Chan's video on fishing and tying chironomid patterns. It and Rowley's book and you good to go. But one word of advice. If you are looking to actually catch something don't come to Idaho. We DO NOT have any trout in this state.:p
     
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    Goose biots for the wings.
     
  4. Randy Diefert

    Randy Diefert aka: Longears

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    personally, I like the Liquid Lace Chironomids the best.:thumb:
     

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    good looking bug Randy!
     
  6. Connor Parrish

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    Thanks again guys you all are very knowledgeable! I tied up many the other day (wish I could display them but my camera isn’t so great at the close up shots…) I can’t wait to hit the water!:thumb:
     
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    New guy bringin' the goods with a killer post. Well done.
     
  8. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    yes Wayne....super floss works wonders for the body
     
  9. I've added a few to the bunch. I am experimenting with some new materials and have been doing great fishing stillwater so far this season. I had some inspiring days last season fishing alongside some master chironomid fishermen and really learned how to match the hatch. When you've got it dialed in, its some incredible fishing. But when you're not in the zone, it makes for a long and frustrating day. I also recommend getting a stomach pump to help you find out what the trout are keying in on. A small glass jar or a white background are helpful to sample the trout food. Something that works one day, might not work the next. I would start with the black and red ice cream cone or the Chan's special and then go from there, be sure to vary your depth and use FLUORO. I wasn't a believer, but now, I won't fish without it. It sinks faster and becomes one less thing to deter the feeding trout. Go buy the Stillwater DVD from Brian Chan and there are some good basic patterns to tie and have in your arsenal.
     
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    Those are some great looking bugs Yellowlab.

    You provided some good info too.
     
  11. Thanks...here is some self shot video from Pass a couple of weeks ago. Not the most professional but you get the idea. Im heading out this week to try out some new ties. We took my 8' Hopper II pram and fished the two of us out of it, and surprisingly did very well.

     
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    them are nice yellowlab, the green one can imitate damsel nymph or caddis in BC. I like the excess hair in the body. Woohoo! Those pattern will surely get it done brother!
     

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