I find it really funny that olive is the hot color, as I have never fished an olive chiro in my life. And not to mention that I am the only one to vote for a metallic color. As metallic, black and red are all that are in my box.
i to have no olive chironomids in my fly box but obviosly
someone has had some luck with them.I have always herd that
black and red was most productive.So off i am to tie some olive chironomids.Thanks for all the input i sertanly learend something. :THUMBSUP
I voted for olive, though red/maroon would have been a close second. Actually it's tough, as my box is full of every color on the list, and I also tie a lot of orange, pink, peacock sword, and light green (even a couple chartreuse, especially the micros). Interestingly, if I'm light on anything, it's black, and I hardly ever fish black. Olive may not be the first chironomid out of my box, but it's my go-to when the going gets tough. I don't have the discipline for indicator fishing, so I fish a super-slow hand-twist strip on a 10' sink-tip on a reasonably short cast for a fairly vertical retrieve. Or in the surface film on a floating line and a long greased leader, casting to risers.
I must be the only odd ball here. I've never used them. It might be that I try to spend most of my fly fishing on moving water. I'm going to try a few lakes this summer. Maybe I will try them. From this poll I know what to get. Jim :COOK
Been fishing olive with a silver bead head 95 % of the time the last few years. Once in a while change up to a chartreuse v-rib pattern or even a hot pink pattern at Dry Falls just to give them a new look...usually works for a while. Have better success with the silver bead than the copper for some reason.