Chironomid~Nymphal Imitation

This is a commercial tie. It is meant to be a chironomid-midge pupa pattern. I think the abdomen here has a unique look (underwrap of silver tinsel and overwrap of black vinyl wrap). The tail and gills are a white antron-synthetic fiber. The wingcase (over top of thorax section) is a black material that could be any flexible-stretch material. It could be a clear material and darkened with black permanent marker. The thorax is the ever wonderful peacock herl. It could also be Peacock Ice Dub, chopped fine and dub. The bead is a silver bead. The hook appears to be a 200R or similar straight eye hook (as opposed to the more frequent down eye). The hook is a size 14. So, that abdomen of silver tinsel and black vinyl ribbing is my favorite component of this fly.

3 Responses to “Chironomid~Nymphal Imitation”

  1. December 7, 2009 at 20:19

    I haven’t, but will keep my eyes open now that you have brought them to my attention.



  2. December 2, 2009 at 15:57

    I like the idea for the abdomen. A tinsel base with a vinyl D laced over it is a great idea that I am going to have to try this winter. Thank for sharing!


    • 3 SwittersB
      December 2, 2009 at 16:23

      Critter….curious if you follow Winona Fly Factory and Rougfisher. I believe they are both up in your area..or close enough to be of interest.



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