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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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Rhea Intruder tied by Phil Rowley

Rhea Intruder - Tied by Phil Rowley
Rhea Intruder – Tied by Phil Rowley

Phil always put together great step-by-step tutorials and goes the extra mile to provide information about the fly and materials used. This pattern was born in the vise of fly tyer Trevor Nowak and uses a big helping of Rhea tendrils to impart action into the streamer. Rhea has become quite popular in steelhead and salmon flies over the past decade thanks in no small part to tyers like Nowak rhea guru Todd Scharf. Phil has some extras in the article about preparing the feathers to use in patterns so the herls are wrapped and paltered easily.

You can find the full step-by-step tutorial on Phil’s website http://flycraftangling.com, and get some insights to tying with rhea.