Body Glass Chironomid

Cheech - November, 2020

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!

Material List
  • 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")
  • Gills: Glo-Brite Floss - Fl. White #16
  • Body: Hends Body Glass - Half Round Micro 9mm - Gray
  • Thorax: Ice Dub - UV Shrimp Pink
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
Glo-Brite Floss
Glo-Brite Floss

Glo-Brite Floss

$3.75
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Plated Slotted Tungsten Beads

$8.25
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0
SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0

SemperFli Nano Silk Ultra Fine 30D 18/0

$6.25
Fulling Mill 5115 Heavyweight Grub Hook Barbless, Black Nickel
Fulling Mill 5115 Heavyweight Grub Hook Barbless, Black Nickel

Fulling Mill 5115 Heavyweight Grub Hook Barbless, Black Nickel

$12.95
Hends Body Glass - Half Round Micro 9mm
Hends Body Glass - Half Round Micro 9mm

Hends Body Glass - Half Round Micro 0.9mm

$2.99