video - Tunkwanamid

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by Hans Weilenmann, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member


    Hook: Partridge BIN #10 (#4-#12)
    Thread: Gudebrod 8/0, white
    Tag/rib: Tinsel, silver fine oval
    Body: Peacock herl
    Breathers: Ostrich herl, white

    Video here - please view in HD, if able:

    Hans W
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  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Thanks for sharing this. I can still remember going to Tunkwa 30+ years ago when I first started flyfishing. I had no idea what Chironomids were. The Canadians in camp took me under their wing and helped me get things semi dialed in.
    I caught a few fish but the fish they were catching on chironomids was a real eye opening experience.
  3. jimmydub

    jimmydub Active Member

    Thanks for sharing, Hans! I think I'm going to get some of these tied up, and then start playing around with variations.
  4. Hans Weilenmann

    Hans Weilenmann Active Member

    Hi Jimmy,

    To get you started - known/established variations are black ostrich herl breathers, or red tag/rib.

    Have fun,
    Hans W
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  5. troutpocket

    troutpocket Active Member

    Nice. I caught a fish at Coffeepot with one of these already in its jaw. Now I know the fly had a name.
  6. jimmydub

    jimmydub Active Member

    Thanks again, I was already thinking of the red tag/butt and a rib of fine red wire (I don't have red tinsel, something I must have now that I think of it). Simple, yet it captures the essential look of the chironomid pupa.
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Active Member

    I put a bead on mine or I used to anyway, but I thought I created the dang thing. Figures!
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