Getting ready for the east-side lakes and doing some tying. Here is a version of my dubbing chiro, last year in April one of the first hatches I ran into over east at an elevation of around 3500 ft. was a tan chiro - large and fat. after catching an adult i saw that the ribbing was a darker brown. It seems on our east-side lakes in Oregon the fish are not that picky, more of feeding machines in these meat factory regular regulation lakes with trout growing very big and "HEAVY" from all the food sources. most the chiro's I tie are on #10 standard size scud or straight hooks 2x strong. even if the hatch is a #14 these flies "stick out" in hundreds of the naturals so get taken quite regularly. I mostly tie these dubbing chiro's for over east because they can be taken as a traveling caddis or any light colored nymph also right along with it imitating a chironomid. I am also tying chromies and many more slim patterns but these kicked some serious behinds last year. #10 2x strong light tan dubbing with brown medium wire tail is sulky thread silver metallic ( I tie all my chiro's with this small shinny tail now) medium brown thorax dubbing tungsten bead - it's hard to find brown beads for some reason - this is a coffee color although it looks silver it's just the lighting.