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Quick Chironomid by Allen Fly Fishing #FRIDAYFLYTYING

#FRIDAYFLYTYING: Quick Chironomid

As our friends Brian and Phil, stillwater masters and the men behind the Stillwater Fly Fishing app (check it out!), will tell you, chironomids are candy to stillwater trout. So for this #FRIDAYFLYTYING, we’re wrapping up an easy pattern that’s a necessary one for the stillwater box!

– Hook: N203/N203BL –
– Brass or Tungsten Ball Bead –
– Tinsel –
– Colored Wire –
– Z-Lon –
– Peacock Herl –

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Christmas Chironomid (Xmas Chronie) Fly Pattern

Merry Christmas Fly Tyers! The X-mas Chronie was designed by Mike (Doc) Monteith from Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. Mike invented this pattern at a Flies ‘N’ Beer night, a monthly event held by members of the Northern Light Fly Fishers and Tyers.

The fly is a good representation of the Green Red Butt Chironomid Pupa that occurs in the ponds and lakes of Alberta and BC. Mike had a hunch this would be a killer fly for the local lakes and sure enough, the first trip out to Muir Lake proved the hunch correct.

Christmas Chironomid Fly pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad C49s
Bead: Black brass
Thread: Black 8/0 (70d)
Butt: Red holo tinsel
Rib: Fine copper wire
Body: Green holo tinsel
Thorax: Peacock herl
Coating: Hard as Nails or Bone Dry

If you like this pattern, check out the Screaming Viking by the Fly Guys

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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

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Youtube Channel: Piscator Flies
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