Window film chironomifs

dbk

Active Member
Fr. David - can you share your tying sequence with us? (I just ordered five samples.....). Thanks./Pat
Sure Pat..
1) tie in gills at hook eye and slide bead over
2) tie in ultra wire behind bead and wrap down to the bend of the hook
3) tie in holographic tinsel behind bead and wrap down to the bend of the hook shank
4) tie in thin strip of window film at bend of hook
5) thread wraps to smooth body and taper
6) wrap window film in touching but not overlapping turns to just behind bead and the off
7) wrap wire 6-7 evenly spaced turns toward hook eye,and tie off behind bead
8) wrap tinsel along wire rib to the hook eye and the off
9) thread wraps to even out thorax then whip finish
10) apply thin coat of UV Resin and cure with light
 

Buzzy

Active Member
WFF Supporter
Sure Pat..
1) tie in gills at hook eye and slide bead over
2) tie in ultra wire behind bead and wrap down to the bend of the hook
3) tie in holographic tinsel behind bead and wrap down to the bend of the hook shank
4) tie in thin strip of window film at bend of hook
5) thread wraps to smooth body and taper
6) wrap window film in touching but not overlapping turns to just behind bead and the off
7) wrap wire 6-7 evenly spaced turns toward hook eye,and tie off behind bead
8) wrap tinsel along wire rib to the hook eye and the off
9) thread wraps to even out thorax then whip finish
10) apply thin coat of UV Resin and cure with light
Thanks very much! Should have my film samples in a few days, will be fun to experiment with yet another tying material. Going to be a few months before sampling the ties is realistic. Anticipation!
 

Squamishpoacher

Active Member
I've tied with it. Trout Waters in Kelowna sells it in small quantities and I've used material from them. I've been hesitant to buy window tint at auto supply shops because for $20 I'd have much more than I need. It does tie a nice bug when laid over silver, mirage or even gold mylar. Might be good to go in with a group purchase between a few tyers.
 

dbk

Active Member
I've tied with it. Trout Waters in Kelowna sells it in small quantities and I've used material from them. I've been hesitant to buy window tint at auto supply shops because for $20 I'd have much more than I need. It does tie a nice bug when laid over silver, mirage or even gold mylar. Might be good to go in with a group purchase between a few tyers.
It's a bad photo but here is one tied with bronze window film over blue steel chrony wrap.. a bit more pop than the one tied over UTC black thread.. Will see if it matters much this spring...
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Mike Ediger

Active Member
WFF Supporter
This is ridiculous, but it just dawned on me why I have never like ASB patterns, and don't tie them any more. I have always tied the ASB strips on after my ribbing and tinsel, thinking everything needed to be under the ASB. It just never lays smooth and nice and I think looks terrible. I tie a lot of chironomids, and fish them all the time, so I am not sure why I never thought to wrap the ASB before my ribbing to eliminate the problem. Thanks @dbk ! The minute I read your step by step I realized what an idiot I have been! :confused:
 

dbk

Active Member
This is ridiculous, but it just dawned on me why I have never like ASB patterns, and don't tie them any more. I have always tied the ASB strips on after my ribbing and tinsel, thinking everything needed to be under the ASB. It just never lays smooth and nice and I think looks terrible. I tie a lot of chironomids, and fish them all the time, so I am not sure why I never thought to wrap the ASB before my ribbing to eliminate the problem. Thanks @dbk ! The minute I read your step by step I realized what an idiot I have been! :confused:
No problem Mike.. John Kent ties some of his chironomid patterns as you described with the rib first followed by the body material.. with window film the wire rib condenses and smooths it out along the hook so you get an even look.. glad it was helpful..
 

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