Long Tail Chironomid

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  • Hook: Size 10 to 14 3x long curved nymph
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Gills: White antron
  • Bead: Small silver tungsten
  • Tail: Green crystal flash
  • Body: Medium silver tinsel
  • Rib: Small red wire
  • Thorax: Peacock herl
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Tie in a small amount of white antron at the very front of the hook.

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Whip finish thread and place bead onto the hook with the big hole towards the eyelet.

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Put thread back onto hook and tie in one strand of green crystal flash near the hook bend.

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Tie in some red wire, which will be used for the ribbing later.

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Tie in the tinsel, which will be used for the body.

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Wrap tinsel forward to form a thin body.

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Wind red wire forward to form about 5 or 6 ribs on the fly.

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

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Trim the gills so they are about 1/8" in length.

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This fly works excellent for northern lake whitefish and big rainbows.