would these work?

#1
tried tying some chironomids...not sure if a fish would bite one or not...i know they are kind of messy ties.. oh well.
If they would work will stockers eat one?
thanks for any help.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#3
I'd think so. I agree with my friend Matt Smith, give them a try and let us know. Keep trying them and keep tying them.
 

colton rogers

wishin' i was fishin'
#4
by know the freshly stocked fish have either started eating natural food or died a long time ago, if the lake is fished heavily that can make the world of differnce
 
#7
There are a lot of chironomid dressings to use as patterns. The basic black TDC is one of the elder statesmen of chironomids dating back to the 1960s[+-]. It is dated but still works. Yours will likely work but there are a lot of different colors and sizes. Do some research and keep on tying and trying.
Les
 
#8
Yep they would work.

Although there is currently a move to very slim chironomid patterns in the UK.

You maybe interested in seeing these tied buy a guy in lived in Lancashire:-





and they catch!
 

James Mello

Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"
#14
Yep they would work.

Although there is currently a move to very slim chironomid patterns in the UK.

You maybe interested in seeing these tied buy a guy in lived in Lancashire:-





and they catch!
Heh :) I was going to comment that those flies looked a lot like some of the stillwater patterns from a UK fly tying book I have..... Then again, you are from the UK. I *really* like the use of things like lacquer and floss to get that sheen + durability. These are definately a cut above the buzzer patterns in the book though!
 
#15
These are attributed to a guy known as "Scratch" who sells them, as well, for a bit of pin money.

Another UK tyer has just replicated Scratch's work but all in good fun.

:)