one hook 2 chironimids

luv2fly2

Active Member
#1
trying to find info on a fly i dont know the name of. it is one hook and has two chironimids tied on it like a double humpy. the fly i has 2 beads as well. mike w
 

luv2fly2

Active Member
#4
found some names: darc calls his the double dip, another guy call his blood brothers, and another calls them irish twins. the hook can be a 37160. now time for some construction. mike w
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#6
Hmmmmm.... weird. I'd have an easier time believing fish took that pattern as a blood worm than two conjoined midge emergers. It looks like something from the freak show at a circus. :)
 
#7
Hmmmmm.... weird. I'd have an easier time believing fish took that pattern as a blood worm than two conjoined midge emergers. It looks like something from the freak show at a circus. :)
i would have to agree. a chironomid pupa doesn't hatch out of a chironomid pupa,would make more sense if it was an adult coming out of the bottom one,but even that doesn't make sense because the adult comes out when the pupa is on the surface..either way i am sure it catches fish and that is all that matters.
 

professori

self-important blowhard!!
#8
As one of the tiers in the first link, I can assure you the fly works very well when the chironomids are coming off in swarms. I have been on lakes up here in BC where the buzz of the chironomids sounded like power lines in the winter, they were hatching so thick. It is meant to look like two chironomids rising in very close proximity, not conjoined. The trout seem to see it that way.
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
#10
Hmmmm, this started the wheels turning (yes, that screech is rust). I just returned from Lake Lenice and spent yesterday afternoon watching cruising, feeding trout turn up their nose at a variety of offerings. [No sympathy required/accepted as I had a good morning overall.] Still, there was a tiny midge hatch, probably 22-26s. I wonder if a double midge tie, with each contributor in the appropriate size, would have made the afternoon. To the vice!!

Steve
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#13
Okay, did I miss something somewhere along the way? I've never, ever heard of midge emergers "hooking up" while swimming to the surface. What entomologist came up with this one?
 

jwg

Active Member
#15
So this lets you tie smaller chironomid patterns on larger hooks.

I'm open minded about this. Nevertheless, my questions is.

has anyone here tried this ,and caught fish.

here's an idea. tie up a known productive pattern this way and see if it still works.

jwg