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Tying John Kent’s Elvis Chironomid (Variation) Trout Fly Pattern – Ep 154 PF #PiscatorFlies

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Chironomids and stillwater go together like hot wings and beer. Any time of year, you can be rest assured to find chironomids wriggling around in the water. The Elvis Chironomid is the creation of BC angler and tyer John Kent. The original name of the fly was the Viva Las Vegas on account that the fly was first tested in a location of a lake known locally as Graceland. The name was later changed to Elvis.

The mirage tinsel over red thread gives the fly a realistic appearance like you will see on the naturals who use gases to help them ascend to the surface of the water before they emerge. I’ve made some minor changes to the fly by using flat waxed nylon as an underbody rather than the UNI-Stretch John uses. I also used slim rib in place of the Wapsi Stretch Tubing used on the original. One other difference to note is that I wrap the tinsel first and overlay the rib where John lays down the rib first and fills the gap with the flash. Subtle differences, but may affect how the fly is seen underwater. It may be minor, but I wanted to point this out. πŸ™‚

Elvis Chironomid fly pattern recipe – John Kent

Hook: Firehole 315 #10-16
Bead: White brass or tungsten
Underbody: White FWN
Thread: Red 8/0 (70d)
Rib: Mohagany Slim Rib (brown or wine)
Body: Mirage Flashabou
Coating: Bone Dry UV resin

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fly tying GAMMARUS NYMPH by Jorge Garcia

Gammarus are very abundant invertebrates in many of our rivers, which is why they are a rich source of protein for our trout and barbels. This imitation has realism thanks to the pro sportfisher shells and high mobility due to the mixing of dubbing. At the time of fishing, it can be used both in tandem as a second nymph or fishing cyprinids to fish seen. I hope as always that you like it and enjoy the video.

Materiales:
– anzuelo curvo #14
– pro sportfisher gammarus shells xxs
– dubbing de liebre con brillos y CDC
– pluma de perdiz
– hilo de cobre fino o monofilamento
– resina UV

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Muir Boatman tied by Darren MacEachern

I love tying and fishing waterboatman fly patterns. I find them particularly useful in the early spring and the fall. This pattern uses a shiny Flashabou shellback and is weighted for a quick descent. If you can’t or do not want to use lead, I recommend tying this in a beaded or beadhead version. Just be sure to use a black colored bead for that application.

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