How To: Tie ice cream cone chironomid fly

Tie ice cream cone chironomid fly

Watch this video to learn how to tie an Ice Cream Cone chironomid fly. This pattern is great for the Oregon Cascade high lakes trout fishing. Barrett from The Caddis Fly shows you step by step.

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Firstly, Place a white glass or painted metal bead on the hook, then place the hook in the vice as shown. This hook hold reduces the incidence of thread wraps slipping at either end of the dressing. NowStart the thread immediately behind the bead. Catch in the pearl ribbing the butt end of which should reach to immediately behind the bead. Catch in the silver wire as you continue wrapping the thread toward the rear of the body.

As with the pearl ribbing, the tethered end of the wire should extend to immediately behind the bead – this helps maintain an even profile when you build up the body later. Hold the rib materials slightly apart as you wrap the thread to the rear of the body, keeping them inline with the shank and bend. As in the previous stage, this technique helps maintain a clean body profile. Run the thread to the point indicated. You may wish to dress a shorter or longer body. Build a tapered body with the tying thread (a job made quicker using heavy gauge thread). Allowing the thread fibers to flatten and spread slightly can help produce a nice smooth result.

With the thread hanging at the head, wind the Flashabou rib forward in firm even wraps. Secure with thread making two or three tight wraps and a half hitch. Wrap the silver wire following the leading edge of the Flashabou rib.

Cut away the waste rib material. Build the thread up into a cone taking the body profile smoothly onto the back of the bead. Make a whip finish. Apply a good coat of Hard As Nails. Spread the varnish evenly and avoid overloading the fly.

After a single layer of varnish you should have something like this. If you prefer a heavier varnish layer, let the first coat dry completely befor

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