Swap Chironomid Swap 16 or smaller Spring 2011

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#16
You could use clear glass seed beads. I tied some with 4X and put a black end with a sharpie, didn't like them, didn't fish them. Phil Rowley said "when the fish are eating ghost midges, put on a big leech!"
Dang it Steve, I saw your name on here and thought you were jumping on ship. I was even going to add an extra spot for you.

I think I'll open up another chironomid swap any size, this one filled pretty quick.

Ira..
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#17
It is now officially closed instructions are in your PMs and at the beginning. The 24th also happens to be my B-Day in case you want to throw in an extra bug :) No pressure though.

Ira..

Oh I'm also going to host a no holds barred Chironomid swap as well where I plan to tie a size 8 or 10 bomber for BC lakes. So Keep your eyes open.

Ira..
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#18
Pounded these babies out with the game on the background. This is an effective pattern which fishes well in 90% of the lakes I've fished here and in BC. They look simple but each one takes 5 different sets of materials, hope to receive some good patterns in exchange. Thanks Ira for setting this up!
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#20
Pounded these babies out with the game on the background. This is an effective pattern which fishes well in 90% of the lakes I've fished here and in BC. They look simple but each one takes 5 different sets of materials, hope to receive some good patterns in exchange. Thanks Ira for setting this up!
Those look killer, not simple they look exactly like throat samples I've taken. I like the black and red variation, I usually go with black body red ribbing versus the other way around, but have been tempted several times to do this. I'm fairly sure I can name 4 out of the 5 materials but the covering over the body could be several things, not quite sure there.

Nice bug.

Ira..
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#22
This will work. Sorry I didn't reply to your text.

This really works well for me, because all of my bugs are weighted and on occassion it would be nice to throw some unweighted bugs. Tie it.

Ira..
Theres place and time for everything, prob. a great bug to use when the fish are keyed just under the surface with emergers. Floating line and light leader should do the trick for fish slurping the emerging Chironomid.
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#23
Those look killer, not simple they look exactly like throat samples I've taken. I like the black and red variation, I usually go with black body red ribbing versus the other way around, but have been tempted several times to do this. I'm fairly sure I can name 4 out of the 5 materials but the covering over the body could be several things, not quite sure there.

Nice bug.

Ira..
Photo doesn't quite show the coloration, but the color isn't red, more of amber or root beer colored thread. There is one secret material but I don't know if anyone has used it with their Chironomid ties b4... ;)
 

yellowlab

Active Member
#27
Man up boys, start tying "20 then complain, just finished tying starting to label the flys hope to deliver some time this week.
Mark,
Mark, does that mean you tied up 20's? If so, kudos to you! I need to fill some smaller flies into my Chironomid selection. I sent off my flies yesterday to Ira. Gettin' ready for some stillwater!!!
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#28
Mark, does that mean you tied up 20's? If so, kudos to you! I need to fill some smaller flies into my Chironomid selection. I sent off my flies yesterday to Ira. Gettin' ready for some stillwater!!!
They arrived in the mail today! Great looking bugs. I've always likes smaller, found them to be quicker to tie. But then again, yeah they are a pain.

Ira..

Oh an nice bugs Troutrageous
 

Chef

New Member
#29
Just finished early this morning. Couldnt sleep so plenty of time to tie at 1:30 AM before work.

It was good for me to tie these becasue I learned some key things: less is best, dont over crowed the eye, half hitches are easier then whip finishes in smaller flies (for me at least), gotta be gentle with the thread wraps by the eye of the hook and when using silk thread, gotta take it easy and not pull so damn hard. :)
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#30
Just finished early this morning. Couldnt sleep so plenty of time to tie at 1:30 AM before work.

It was good for me to tie these becasue I learned some key things: less is best, dont over crowed the eye, half hitches are easier then whip finishes in smaller flies (for me at least), gotta be gentle with the thread wraps by the eye of the hook and when using silk thread, gotta take it easy and not pull so damn hard. :)
We all learned and are still learning these lessons.

Ira..