Canadian Style Chironomid Bomber

Curtis - November, 2021

Fhironomids come in all sizes, colors and styles. Over the years, I've seen a lot of Canadian fly tyers tie these larger "bomber" style chironomid patterns, based on Brian Chan's OG fly pattern. The pattern, which is more of a style, is tied on the longer shank progressive bend style hooks like the ones listed below. While I don't find myself fishing size #10 hooks for chironomids much locally, there are some lakes and reservoirs, specifically Pyramid Lake in Nevada, where you usually need bigger flies to imitate the local fare. This style fly is made to sink quickly and by switching up colors, you can cover a lot of the hatch phases. Using resins for the wing buds and wing case is super slick and if you haven't used Anti Static Bag (ASB) material for body wraps, this a great one to start with. Plus, if tied in smaller sizes, this is a great all-around chironomid pattern for any body of water. Just try more or less rib material so you can vary the amounts of silver, red, black or orange showing through.

Material List
  • Hook: TMC 2302 Caddis and Terrestrials - 10
  • Hook (Option): Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook - 10
  • Bead: Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads - 3.2mm - Metallic Brown
  • Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0 - Black
  • Breathers: Glo-Brite Floss - Fl. White - 16
  • Body: Anti Static Bag Buzzer Material (Dual Luster)
  • Ribbing 1: Semperfli Tying Wire - 0.2 - Light Gold
  • Ribbing 2: Veevus Holographic Tinsel - Small - Cranberry
  • Coating: Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
  • Wing Buds: Gulff Ambulance Resin 15 ml - Fl. Orange
  • Wing Bud (Option): Raidzap UV Resin Flex - Colored - Fl. Orange
  • Wing Bud (Option): Solarez Colored UV Resin - Fl. Orange (137)
  • Wing Case: Solarez UV Cure Resin - Black Bone Dry .5 Oz
  • Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
    Veevus Holographic Tinsel
    Veevus Holographic Tinsel

    Veevus Holographic Tinsel

    $3.99
    Glo-Brite Floss
    Glo-Brite Floss

    Glo-Brite Floss

    $3.75
    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish
    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

    Loon Fluorescing UV Clear Fly Finish

    $17.99
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire
    Semperfli Tying Wire

    Semperfli Tying Wire

    $4.20
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads
    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

    Fulling Mill Tungsten Beads

    $7.00
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

    Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

    $3.50
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook
    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    Daiichi 1260 Bead-Head Specialty Hook

    $6.35
    Gulff Ambulance Resin 15 ml
    Gulff Ambulance Resin 15 ml

    Gulff Ambulance Resin 15 ml

    $15.99
    Solarez Colored UV Resin
    Solarez Colored UV Resin
    Solarez Colored UV Resin

    Solarez Colored UV Resin

    $13.00
    TMC 2302 Caddis and Terrestrials
    TMC 2302 Caddis and Terrestrials

    TMC 2302 Caddis and Terrestrials

    $8.50
    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Black Bone Dry .5 Oz
    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Black Bone Dry .5 Oz

    Solarez UV Cure Resin - Black Bone Dry .5 Oz

    $22.80
    Anti Static Bag Buzzer Material (Dual Luster)
    Anti Static Bag Buzzer Material (Dual Luster)

    Anti Static Bag Buzzer Material (Dual Luster)

    $1.99
    Raidzap UV Resin Flex - Colored
    Raidzap UV Resin Flex - Colored

    Raidzap UV Resin Flex - Colored

    $18.99