SBS video - Tunkwanamid


Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
Thanks for sharing this. I can still remember going to Tunkwa 30+ years ago when I first started flyfishing. I had no idea what Chironomids were. The Canadians in camp took me under their wing and helped me get things semi dialed in.
I caught a few fish but the fish they were catching on chironomids was a real eye opening experience.


Active Member
Hi Jimmy,

To get you started - known/established variations are black ostrich herl breathers, or red tag/rib.

Have fun,
Hans W
Thanks again, I was already thinking of the red tag/butt and a rib of fine red wire (I don't have red tinsel, something I must have now that I think of it). Simple, yet it captures the essential look of the chironomid pupa.