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Red Butt Chironomid by Piscator Flies

The Red Butt Chironomid is a great choice for fishing stocked trout ponds, lakes and even deep pockets of rivers where trout hang out. The fly is pretty simple to tie, using 2 different colors of thread. You can use other materials to create the body, but the thread keeps the body of the fly slim. You can also use a UV resin to coat the body to really beef up the durability.

Red Butt Chironomid fly pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18
Bead: Black brass or tungsten
Thread: Red 6/0
Breathers: Midge Gill
Butt: Red 6/0 thread
Body: Black 6/0 thread
Ribbing: Fine copper wire
Thorax: Peacock herl

Sources

Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
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Holographic Bloodworm

The Holographic Blood worm is a stillwater trout fly I’ve been tying for over a decade. It can be fished in lakes under a strike indicator, or on a longer leader. I like to fish the fly over muddy bottomed ponds and lakes where I expect the chironomid larva to be.

Holographic Bloodworm Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18
Bead: Black 1/8”
Thread: Red 6/0 match to body
Body: Red holographic tinsel
Rib: Fine copper wire
Thorax: Peacock herl

Sources

Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
Web: Piscator Flies
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Twitter: piscatorflies
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Super Stretch Hot Spot Buzzer by Davie McPhail

Another hot fly from Davie McPhail. I’ve been tying small midges and chironomids with stretch floss for quite some time and when combined with the modern UV resins, they are a durable and highly effective fly for stillwaters. I really loved the look that the flourescent orange paint added to the wung buds on the fly. Once the resin is applied, the fly really comes alive.

Super Stretch Hot Spot Buzzer fly pattern recipe

Hook: Fulling Mill Super Heavyweight Black size 10
Thread: UTC 70 Black
Tag: Red Holographic Tinsel
Rib: Super Stretch Floss Golden Olive
Wing Buds: Super Stretch Floss Golden Olive Highlighted with Flu-Orange T-shirt or Acrylic Paint
Coat Whole Fly with Fulling Mill UV Resin then finish off with a fine coat of clear varnish

Sources

Youtube Channel: Davie McPhail
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