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.
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.