Somewhere in one of the other forums a tier was complaining about crowding the head on his size 20 flies and the discussion was "do the fish care"? I guess I'd never heard about "seven segments" before and in looking in my midge boxes, my ties have an assortment of segments and some with no segments..... reminds me of a day fishing a local lake with a buddy. We whacked 'em on size 16 snow cones with a small silver wire rib. I invited @Engee to join us the next day and told him what to tie. He shows up the next morning with exactly the same fly but without the rib (would that be segments ?). Anyway, we teased him that he was going to get skunked. After anchoring, he found the pod and proceeded to hook fish after freaking fish while the fly shop guy and I had our offerings (the same segmented fly as the day before) refused. We made sure our bobbers were set just like Engee's, and believe me, we crowded his bobber. His kept going down. Mine ignored, fly shop guy's fly ignored.Keep in mind there should be 7 segments -
Thanks for the compliment, I have never bought into the seven segment process (why do they count the segments, but ignore the hook?), and I painted the beads myself.All killers with nice tapers.
Keep in mind there should be 7 segments - hard to do on the small scud hooks.
The chrome beads are interesting - haven't seen them before.
I’m starting a bloodworm thread in the tying forum with these guys.So many great patterns shared in this thread and in other forums within WFF, generous folks. I really enjoy it. And to think we haven't even begun to exhaust the possibilities, eh!
I did think about starting a new thread in the "lakes" forum called something like chironomid emergers. Sat at my vise earlier and tried to tie up something worthwhile to introduce the thread. I can't tie a dry or emerger: ALL THUMBS? So I just added a little grizzly hackle to the bend of the hook to simulate a trailing shuck. And no new thread...............(well, unless switching from Uni-thread to Veevus counts).
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Almost "summer duck" colors.