As an Idaho fly fisher, I have some high mountain lakes nearby, but honestly have mostly stuck with the running waters. There is just something about the water moving through the Bitterroots. But you know, I think it is about time to try some lakes. What the heck. I have horses and I have a float tube which I can throw over a horse's back. And in the spring, the rivers are running too much from snow melt, but the lakes are perfect. Besides, these flies are really simple to tie. (See Below):
|Secure thread onto hook close to barb.|
|Secure silver tinsel and wrap forward to eye.|
|Wrap back to bend then back again to eye.|
Thickly cover the hook.
|Wrap tinsel forward and secure behind eye.|
|Add small ball of peacock hurl/thread.|
|Add white forward leaning wing (Optional).|
|Finished chironomid fly.|
|I have seen hundreds of the shucks on the |
leeward side of coves floating
in the shallows.
They say "shrimp" type hooks are important. These are tied on a #12. You know, I may just give the larger sizes a try on rivers. Going to the Big Horn this week. Will let you know how they do. Notice the variety of colors (red, brown, tan, black and olive).
Hard takes and tight lines,
Tags: Cranefly Larvae