Published Oct 20. 2018 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Oct 21. 2018

Rice Lake 101 Chironomid

I've been playing with this #chironomid #flypattter over the summer while in search of bluegill, rock bass, sunfish, and perch. It's gone through a few versions and this one has been performing quite well with the warm water species. I haven't tried it on lake dwelling trout yet, but I have my suspicions that it will also do well.

I used a speckled Flashabou on the fly to tone down the brightness and have been using both black and the gunmetal blue wire to segment the bodies. I occasionally use both colors on the same fly for a slight variation.

Rice Lake 101Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Scud hook like Firehole 315 #14-18
Bead: Brass or tungsten black nickel
Thread: Brown olive 8/0 (70d)
Rib: Gun Metal Blue Ultrawire
Body: 3-4 strands silver speckled Flashabou
Coating: Bone Dry U.V. & white paint


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Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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