The “Moon Butt Limey” Chironomid Fly Recipe
We all know that green can be a fantastic colour for a chironomid, but how about we brighten things up a bit with some brighter contrasts all throughout the body. Well, that’s why I designed this pattern! A lot of standard chironomids are dull in contrast (which is not a bad thing because this is what they like to bite), but there are also a lot of attractor patterns that can be extremely successful due to their similar silhouette of a real fly. This one has all of the characteristics of your standard chironomid, but with a bright green twist! Tied by Cody Sojka.
- Tiemco TMC2487 Fly Hook
- Nymph Head 3/32 Bead (Caddis Green)
- UTC 70 Olive-Green Thread
- Flashabou (Green)
- UTC Holo Tinsel (Chartreuse)
- UTC Wire Green (Small)
- Zap-A-Gap super glue
- Place the bead on the hook and lay a base of thread down building up the shape of a chironomid taper
- Tie in a section of UTC wire and UTC holo tinsel.
- Wrap a butt section of your holo tinsel making sure it is only a very small butt section and tie it off.
- Taking 3 strands of Flashabou, tie them in across the hook down to the end of the holo tinsel.
- Begin to wrap your strands of Flashabou tight and close together up to the bead, and tie it off.
- Take your UTC wire, and wrap it evenly spaced up your hook to the bead and tie it off.
- Tie off your knot, and apply a thin layer of Zap-A-Gap.
- What are you waiting for, go catch some fish!