Pattern need hot chironomids!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Zach M, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. steve s

    steve s Active Member

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    Here's a couple of pics of some of my chironomids. Not the best pictures but you should get the idea.

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  2. kingpuck

    kingpuck new to fly fishing but loving every minute of it

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    wow just joined this site today as I've been looking for a place to soak up knowledge from guys who have had success. Best thing I've ever done. I've learned so much about chironomids. They are my favorite fly as I fish a lot of local lakes and have bought a few patterns from Joes (formerly G.I. Joes) that really made the fish go crazy. The only thing is that they are expensive and I would like to learn to tie the flies as I feel like it adds another demention to the sport. I'll keep looking on here and try and post any lessons I learn for others.
     
  3. Allison

    Allison Banned or Parked

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    Ooooo, I bet old cassette tape would also make a really nice chronnie body. Genius.:D

    Maybe I'll go all out and put a little cat fur dub in there too just to really sex it up.
     
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    the chromers in various sizes with a red rib used to indispensible on Pass Lake, but then again that was years ago. No tungsten beads then , more recently yes, that and the black/yellow, 2x scud hook was a good choice
     
  5. wantwetwitch

    wantwetwitch New Member

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    Is this hot enough ? here's a shot of one of my designs in my sight tank

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    For a short history of the origin of thie design, see an article i wrote a few years back for Paul at Sexyloops
    http://www.sexyloops.com/articles/troutflydesign2.shtml

    This is an easier one to build

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    This one hooks better

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    This is a fine sunk fly

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    Degrease the tippet on all of these designs. See above article for details.
    Tight lines,

    ptyd
    Roy
     
  6. obiwankanobi

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    Those are impressive ties and I very much like those shown in the last images. Out of curiosity, why are you seeking a wet witch? As the old saying goes "...its as cold as a witch's ......" but that is left for everyone's interpretation.:rofl:
     
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    wantwetwitch New Member

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    Hey, obi,
    that's who I was when I registered many years ago, these days I usually go by the title of RoyChristie
    I wanted a wet witch - well you know the old story, immerse them in water and if they manage to survive the ducking they are deemed guilty and get hanged. If they die, when immersed, they are buried in the grave of an innocent.

    I was looking for one that could look up and see what was on the surface then report back :).
    As it turned out I got a scuba diver who is a practising witch.

    Cool
    Thanks for asking, that question haunted me for a while.

    Thanks for the kind words on the designs.

    Roy
     
  8. Ryan Francis

    Ryan Francis HUMILITY IS NOT THINKING LESS OF ME, BUT THINKING

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    I fish chironomids 95% of the time and I like to think I learned from someone who really knew his shit, I have found the simple, thin ties are the most effective, since moving to Montana and fishing the lakes around the Flathead valley I have had a ton of success w/ chironomids, very hard to find any other guys fishing them here, I get some strange looks until they start seeing me catching fish, then they become very interested, I almost always fish the basic colors, black, greens, tans, brass beads, and a wire rib, peacock herl for the thorax and antron for the gills...I don't know if any of that helps. good luck
     
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    At Orvis buy Ian's brass ass and replicate that.
     
  11. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Very nice chronies.............

    Keith
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, so I'm not a chironomid fisherman, partly because I don't know crap about it, don't have more than a couple of patterns in my fly box and wonder about fly fising with that indicator bobber thing. Anyway, if an idiot such as I wanted to get a good read about how to, what would you dedicated chironomiders recommend? There are lakes around here that some say are very productive with chironomids and barely productive with streamers, emergers or dries. Thanks for some education.
     
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    HI Zach M,

    Here's a few epoxy Buzzers from Ireland!!!

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    Cheers,
    Saracen.

    There's a very fine line between fishing and sitting in a boat like a pratt!!

    My site:http://irish-fly-supplies.webs.com
     
  14. Ron Eagle Elk

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    saracen,

    Took a look at your site. Beautiful colors in the dyed materials. Those Irish Claret colors are terrific, as is the picric dyed hares mask.

    REE
     
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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the compliment.Yeah the claret is really good when any naturals are emerging and the picric hare's mask is great for crustean and olive patterns.The guard hare's retain their bright yellow, while the soft under dub goes a lovely olive colour.I use them alot over here on the wild loughs!!!