Black Liquid Lace Chironomid

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  • Hook: Size 12 Mustad C49S
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Body: Medium Clear Liquid Lace
  • Body Color:Black Pantone Pen
  • Wingcase: Golden Yellow Pheasant Tail
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Gills: White Ostrich Herl
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Tie in a good base of black thread.

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Tie in some medium clear liquid lace at the hook bend.

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Colour the black thread with a black Pantone pen.

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Wrap the medium clear liquid lace over the thread to form the body. Keep the liquid lace tight to start to keep the bottom thin.

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Slowly ease off on the pressure to taper the body.

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Tie in the golden yellow pheasant tail for the wingcase.

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Tie in one white ostrich herl and wrap it twice to form the gills.

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Tie in one peacock herl right behind the gills. Wrap 5-6 times to form the thorax.

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Take the pheasant tail and pull it back over the gills and thorax to form the wingcase.

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Whip finish behind the thorax and the fly is ready.

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This is how the fly looks in the water!