Holographic Chironomid


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  • Hook: Size 14 Scud/Pupae Hook
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Butt: Bright Orange or Red Thread
  • Body: Medium Holographic Tinsel
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Bead: 3/32 Gold Tungsten Bead
  • Gills: White Antron Yarn
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Tie in some white antron yarn for the gills.

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Whip finish, take hook out of vise and slide bead up to eye.

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Tie on red or orange thread and form a small butt on the fly.

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Tie in medium holographic tinsel and wrap forward to form the body.

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

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Cut the gills to about 1/8” long.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for your local lakes.