The pursuit of making flies look better and more realistic is never-ending. The fish probably don’t care nearly as much as we do, but being a perfectionist at times is the only way to keep growing.
Tying two-tone chironomid bodies is not a new practice by any means, but it’s one that is a lot easier than it may look at first glance. I’m sure there are many ways to do it, but this is the … Read More
Before we go any further, I will say that I wouldn’t be writing this article if I didn’t enjoy tying flies. The creative process is very rewarding, and the ability to tweak things until I’m happy with the finished product … Read More
White beads, often referred to as snow cone or ice cream cone patterns, can really play a big part in the Stillwater chironomid game. Here’s a few things to consider when using white beads. Water Clarity: The big advantage to … Read More
It’s February 1, and I’m sure I’m not the only one sitting here wondering when the first of the low-elevation lakes will begin to lose the ice that has kept us off of them all winter. I know it won’t … Read More
With our March 10th “Intro to Chironomid Fishing Course” being sold out, we’ve added another date at Trout Waters Fly & Tackle in Kelowna, BC on Thursday, March 15th! This will be an evening course, running from 6-9pm. This date … Read More