Published Jan 3. 2020 - 4 years ago

Glitter Chromie

A big thanks to Ralph from Saskatchewan for sending the Dollarama Glitter Thread to me to take a look at. The thread is a great value at 1.50 for the 8 different colored spools. The thread is made up of a colored mylar strip and 2 fine monofilaments. It can be a little fragile, but works well in a bobbin holder and is easily reinforced with some Bone Dry UV resin or Hard as nails. The Glitter Thread makes a nice ribbing on chironomids, nymphs, and Perdigons and may also be used as the body itself.
Here is my original Chromie Video -

Phil Rowley's Chromie chironomid fly pattern is a juicy little fly for still water. This chironomid pattern imitates the gaseous silver look that the pupae exhibit as they begin to ascend to the water surface to enter their next life-stage.
The red in the fly comes from the remnants of the larval bloodworm stage that can be seen in segments along the body. Phil ties this pattern in silver, gunmetal gray and black (Black Sally) versions.

If you don't have the Stillwater Solutions Midge Gill, you can use EP fiber, ostrich herl or calf tail instead. The Midge Gill is a tri-lobal yarn and great at reflecting the little bit of light available at depth.

I like to fish this under a strike indicator in shallow lakes and ponds (6-20 feet deep). Use an ultra-slow retrieve and vary the depth starting shallow until you start picking up taps on the fly.

Glitter Chromie Fly Pattern Recipe
Hook: Mustad C53S #10-18
Bead: Black Nickel or Black matched to the hook size, 2.8mm for #12
Thread: Black 70d 8/0
Body: Silver Glitter thread
Butt/Rib: Red Glitter thread (coat with Bone Dry or Hard as Nails)
Thorax: Peacock Diamond Dubbing or Peacock herl


Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music)

Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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