Tying The Chironomid Emerger

by Gareth Lewis in Southern Wales
“Like most of the patterns I tie, I can’t claim any creative-rights, however, I have tweaked this pattern a lot over the years, and it’s a simply fantastic pattern for both trout and grayling; during the warmest and coldest months. A simple pattern with only a handful of materials, it’s a great imitation of the emerging chironomid (non-biting midge) as it sits in the surface film, attempting to break free. All the triggers are there – with an emerging ‘mess’ of legs, a little flash to imitate the chemical-like bursts of bio-matter, and a nice, simple, CDC wing. I never EVER go on a fishing trip without this pattern.”

sounds pretty darn good and the fly looks even gooder ! click the pic for the step-by-step video on Gareth’s web page Fly Fishing in South Wales.

7 thoughts on “Tying The Chironomid Emerger

  1. Lucian, thanks for the thumbs up 🙂

    Marc, a big thanks again for the post, I really appreciate it. I’ve been a fan of Lucian’s website and tying for some time. Beautiful ties.

  2. yup, and beautifully photographed as well.
    my pleasure Gareth. tell ya what, make more groovy fly vids and i’ll puttem’ up 😉

  3. Marc, you’re a star! I really appreciate it. I’ll let you know how the videos go, may be making a few new ones soon 🙂


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