Gold Beadhead Chironomid


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  • Hook: TMC 2487 Size 14
  • Thread/Tag: UTC 170 Red
  • Rib: Red Copper Wire
  • Body: Black Superfloss
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Head: 1/8 Gold Tungsten Bead
  • Gills: White Antron
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Tie in a small clump of white antron for the gills, whip finish and cut thread.

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Slide bead onto hook with the larger bead hole towards the eyelet.

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Tie on thread and wrap a small red butt on the hook.

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Tie in the red copper wire. This will be used to rib the fly later.

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Tie in the black superfloss and wrap forward to form the body. Pull the superfloss tight to keep the body thin.

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Take the red copper wire and make 5 to 6 wraps, over the body, to form the ribs.

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Tie in one peacock herl and wrap behind the bead to form a small thorax.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for spring.