Chironomid Tying

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#1
As I've looked through the Chironomid Swap gallery, I've noticed that a significant number of the bugs have a white wing over the eyelet.

Is this to hide the knot and eyelet or is there some other reason for it? Since we're fishing subsurface, it wouldn't be needed as an indicator, but it does look cool!

Just Curious!:dunno
Bill

PS - the more I look at the bugs the more excited I get about fishing them!! :thumb
 

PeteM

Active Member
#4
Take a trip to Pass lake. Watch the water and you'll usually spot chironomids. Look at a live one pre-hatch. You'll see distinctive white at the top. Some you will also see towards the bottom.

Pete
 

flybill

Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!
#5
Thanks guys! I especially like your idea Gotchaser. I'll keep my eyes open next time I hit the lake with the new bugs from the swap.

Bill