Our top Chironomid pattern March 19 2014, 0 Comments

When approaching a new lake in spring, it's wise to play the numbers game when working out what to tie on first.  50% of what trout eat will be chironomid pupae.  Chironomid pupae are all sizes and colour combinations, but the one to tie on first should be the numbers play if you don't know what's going on.  The black and red does just that.  More times that not, this will work, and it's a stupidly fast fly to tie.  Throw on a white bead and you'll stand out in the crowd.  A size 12 is a good starting point, but have a number of sizes between 8 and 18.  

 

Make sure to start your fishing within 1ft of the bottom, keep all slack possible out of your line, and hang on!

 

  

The black and red chironomid pattern in size 12 is a deadly way to start your spring lake rainbow trout fishing.