Tying The Chironomid Emerger Fly Tying Video

Thanks again to the Gwent Angling Society, and following on from my previous posts regarding the RS2 Fly Tying Video and Simple, Dubbed Body Paradun Fly Tying Video, I’m now pleased to announce the third video in the series – my beloved Chironomid Emerger.

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.

Like the other ‘micro-files’ within my Gwent Angling video series, and for filming purposes, this fly was tied on an ‘above standard’ hook, however, my go-to size for this pattern is a size #24. To view the video in full, simply click the below link.

Chirnomid Emerger, size #18…
Chirnomid Emerger (size #18)

Hook: Varivas 2200BL-B
Thread: Sheer Ultrafine 14/0, black
Shuck: Krystal Flash, pearl
Emerging Wing: CDC, natural
Thorax: Squirrel, grey

To view the chironomid emerger fly tying video and to visit the Gwent Angling Society website, simply click the below player.

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For further information on my services, including my full range of fly patterns available to order, casting instruction, guiding, and events, simply visit the Services page over at Gareth Lewis Fly Fishing. To view my costs simply visit the Prices page. Alternatively, and if you’d like to get in touch, feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page.

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