Body Glass Chironomid

 Dive DEEEP for the Donks

There are many ways to fish chironomids, but in our opinion, there isn't any better way to fish them than on a midge tip fly line with a long leader system.  Similar to Euro nymphing, it's critical to adjust your "team" of flies based on the amount of weight you have on each fly.  This chironomid is tied with a slotted bead because the slotted bead has less metal removed than a normal countersunk bead, therefore helping the fly sink without having to add too big of a bead.  Other than the bead, Check out the video to see a trick in applying the body material, and how to make a subtle hot spot!

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Hook: Fulling Mill 5115 Heavyweight Grub Hook Barbless, Black Nickel - 14
Thread: SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0 - Brown
Bead: Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads - Sterling Silver - 3.0mm (1/8")
Bead (option): Fulling Mill Slotted Tungsten Beads - Silver - 2.8 mm
Gills: Glo-Brite Floss - Fl. White #16
Body: Hends Body Glass - Half Round Micro 9mm - Gray
Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp Pink