Have you looked closely at a very small chironomid with a loop knot (duncan, improved, Orvis, etc.)? The loop is damn near as big as the bug! My point: I truly believe that the loop is very noticeable to fish when you use a size 18 or smaller chironomid. Maybe if you were to go down to 6x mono instead of fluoro you could achieve a smaller loop. I totally get the intended freedom of the bug wiggle thing. Honestly though take a look and see if a tiny bug really moves that much. To me the bug looks almost as stiff as with an improved clinch knot. I wonder if a little touch of the magic (marabou) would better contribute to life. Your thoughts, please.