Tiny Green Chironomid

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  • Hook: Size 18 TMC 2487
  • Thread: UTC 70 Olive
  • Bead: 3/32 Gold Bead
  • Gills: White Antron
  • Body: UTC 70 Olive Thread
  • Rib: Fine Copper Wire
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
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Slide bead onto hook and then wrap a base of thread onto the hook.

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Tie in the White Antron at the head of the fly.

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Cut off the excess Antron sticking out the back. Trim the front part later.

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Slide the bead forward and make a few wraps right behind it to hold it in place, then move the thread to the bend in the hook.

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Tie in the fine copper wire and hang off the back so you can tie in a rib later.

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Build a tapered body with the thread, keeping it thin at the back and bigger near the bead.

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Wrap the gold wire forward starting with 3 turns at the bend of the hook, then make 4 - 5 wraps towards the bead.

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Tie in one peacock herl and make 1 - 2 wraps to form the thorax.

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Whip finish behind the bead.

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Trim the Antron back to ~1/8" to form the gills.

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And that's it, the fly is done!