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Hmmmm let's see.
How about something we all like to use early in the lakes.
Chironamids.

Everyone should have one of these to post.

Let's see them.
 

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a few of mine.

My two favorites are the good old ice cream cone in black w/red rib and a simple pattern as follows: hook: pupae/scud ie. mustad c49 #10-16
thread: 6/0 body color
bead: nickle tungsten( gets fly down quicker)
1st rib: silver wire
2nd rib: red wire
body: thread.
thorax: peacock herl
Pretty simple but effective patterns.
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Chironomids

Don't even know where to start. This would have to be my favourite pattern to tie and fish. So I'll start with one of the first successful patterns I developed, The Stump Lake Limey:

 

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He is one of my favorites.

Body Red Acetate Floss
Rib Silver Fine Wire
Thorax Peacock
Wing Case Pheasant Tail
Body dipped in Acetone


 

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Here is another pattern that had a good run at Tunkwa for about two years, The WonderBug:

Hook: Diachii 1273 #12-16
Bead: Black 7/64-3/32
Rib : Red holographic tinsel
Body: Metallic grey patch from loaf of white Wonder Bread packaging

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heres my submission
the palomino midge
 

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with special acknowledgment of johnk, the Golden Wonderbug:


 

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Very impressed, professori. Really like the colour. Have you tried altering the colour at all with different coloured underbodies? Here is a green one I came up with:

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Very impressed, professori. Really like the colour. Have you tried altering the colour at all with different coloured underbodies? Here is a green one I came up with:

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I tried tying the same fly tonight with a florescent orange base, but didn't notice any significant colour change. Perhaps the silver Wonderbread mylar is more translucent. I do use clear V-rib over various coloured bases. It not only transmits the colour, but serves as a shimmering envelop around the fly as well. The camera doesn't do the translucency justice.

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Nice big Blood VIA, I love fishing large bloodworms in morning pre-hatch conditions suspended halfway up the water column. Here is one that kills at Island and Gump in just those conditions:

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I guess not technically a chronnie, but some other's posted bloodworms, too.

tied with a strawberry flavoured condom ha ha

a little bit sloppy
 
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