Who else here ties Crystal flash on ...

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  1. psycho

    psycho Active Member

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    I tie basically the same pattern, I just put two or three strands at the but as well. If you don't pack at least a thousand chironomids your just not in the game.:D:D
     
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  2. Brian Thomas

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    That will do - for a day trip .
    Maybe:p
     
  3. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Ira,
    I love that. My goal has been to simplify my chironomid patterns and this is great.
    I have some very nice looking flies sz14 'mids with about 8 different materials, and while they look great, they take a while to tie and are sometimes a pain. I can do a version of your fly with three materials and I have a hunch the fish won't mind one bit. I am going to tie that pattern in several different thread colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    scottflycst Active Member

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    I tie a mid emerger pattern for fishing in the film and I use the twisted Krystal flash.
    If you loop it for a short tail then give it a twist it makes a great trailing shuck.
     
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  5. generic

    generic Active Member

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    Got a pick of what you're talking about?

    I'm usually pretty good at visualizing things, but can quite picture it.....
     
  6. chewydog

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    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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  7. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    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.
     
  8. generic

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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.
     
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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?
     
  10. chewydog

    chewydog Active Member

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    Not my tie. From Hans site. The tier is Bruce Smith. The recipe says it's peacock ice dub.
     
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    I like some on my smaller, emerger style midges. Anything bigger than size sixteen I don't bother.
     
  12. johnk

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

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

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

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