Kissing Chironomid Fly Pattern …
After having my eyes opened fishing chironomids in 35 feet at Roche lake Kamloops a few years ago, and hearing stories of going 60-70 feet at Sheridan lake, I started thinking of how to add more weight to chironomids without bulking them up.
The Kissing Chironomid fly pattern is the result and, I might add, it came about independently from Rob’s double scoop chironomid. 😉
The upside down thing may seem a bit weird at first, but the Kissing Chironomid fly is designed to fish off the lake bottom, where chironomid pupae are staging with the herd before ascending to the surface. With all the false starts, and/or fish cruising through the mass stirring things up, chironomid, pupae in every configuration, are not as unusual as we may think.
Here’s the material list and tying instruction video …….
Kissing Chironomid Fly | Materials List:
- HOOK: Fulling Mill 35060 Czech Nymph Barbless Size 10
- BEADS: Togen Cool Bead Tungsten Green Magic 3/32
- THREAD: Veevus 8/0 Black
- GILL: Togen Super Flash UV Pearl
- BODY: Polish Quill Green
- RIB: Flashabou Extra Limp 6916 Gunmetal
- WINGPAD: Flat Copper Tinsel
- OVERCOAT : Clear Cure Goo Hydros
Kissing Chironomid Fly | Tying Instruction Video:
Feel free to mix and match your favorite materials and colours and give the Kissing Chironomid fly a go! 😀
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