Refreshing the chironomid box.

#16
The ABS (anti-lock braking system) midge pupa is for fishing lite-lines for big fish! A very important fly that should never be confused with the ASB (anti-static bag) midge pupa for targeting triploids or other techy fish.


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I just love those techy fish.

Are bluegills considered techy?
 

Old406Kid

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#18
Mike,
Thanks for motivating (actually guilting) me to get my butt in gear.
I figure it's that or anchor up between you and Kaiserman and beg.:D
Seems lately that most of my tying has been at midnight the night before.
 
#20
Mike,
Thanks for motivating (actually guilting) me to get my butt in gear.
I figure it's that or anchor up between you and Kaiserman and beg.:D
Seems lately that most of my tying has been at midnight the night before.
Won't need to beg Kid! My tying has been late night as well.


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#21
Great Job Mike!
One of my favs is the pheasant tail mid similar to your red ones. I think Brian Chan is the author of that one, I may not be 100% on that. Tied small, sz 18 with a brush of frog fanny, it makes a killer emerger during warmer weather.
 
#23
Here's one of my standards for fishing up in the water column or the shallows. Unweighted with a pheasant tail body. I usually fish it off a slow intermediate line and a "do nothing" retrieve. Just twist enough line to keep it tight.
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#27
Hey TP, that looks like Antron... but is it "fanned out" more, or did you use less than one bundle? <- Not sure that made sense.

Anyway, those will be perfect for the shallows I'll hit this spring!

I only used chironomids twice (I think) last year, and in the shallows, I got two fish on a brown chiro. That's what really has me going all out this year!

"We" thank you for posting.
 
#28
Here's how I tie in the antron "gills". Learned from Tim Irish at Worley Bugger a couple years ago. The entire video is good info but the demo on how to create a "swept back split wing" start at 5:00.