Who else here ties Crystal flash on ...

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Kaiserman, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. chewydog

    chewydog Active Member

    I believe the OP was referring to a tail.I've used KF in various attributes of a midge, including bodies, short emerger wings, flashy head stuff. Tails...midges don't have tails. Shucks maybe on the surface where they crawl out of them...but tails? OK, fish have a pea brain and there are a series of these:
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  2. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    I've seen the midge emerger patterns with a bit of flash for a "tail" but I honestly don't see the point. .. so if they work, I'm going along with chewydog and blame the pea brain of a fish for any success the pattern might have.

    What the heck, if it works, who cares why?.... that's my stance.
  3. Kaiserman

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    Yeah, I guess I should have clarified it a bit better. Some of the natural chironomids have just a tiny bit of white on the end, and I've seen a lot of patterns with Antron, Ostr. herl, whatever...

    Just was curious about different techniques. Cool bug though.

    And I'm with you guys on the "whatever works" theory. I have a "go to" woolly bugger, that looks like absolutely nothing, but has killer action when swung or stripped.
  4. Kaiserman

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    By the way chewydog, since you're the last to post a pic, what's that thorax behind your bead?

    Is that the imitation peacock herl?
  5. chewydog

    chewydog Active Member

    Not my tie. From Hans site. The tier is Bruce Smith. The recipe says it's peacock ice dub.
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  6. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    I like some on my smaller, emerger style midges. Anything bigger than size sixteen I don't bother.
  7. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Sorry to intrude but I think he means a furled tail.
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  8. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    Maybe if you/we ask nicely , John will post some pics of his chironomids .
    He`s a master at them .
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  9. Kaiserman

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    Hey John - Pretty please...?
  10. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    No problem guys. How about "The Hog Magnet" as a teaser.....
  11. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman content

    Oh man, that gives me a tingly feeling up my leg! Sorry, I stole that from Chris Mathews.

    Show us more!

    By the way, that's very creative. I've tied about 57 flies... I think 3 of them are the same. Don't you just love tying flies?!
  12. johnk

    johnk Active Member

    Sure thing. I'll start a new thread with some of my more popular patterns.