V-Rib Chironomid RED
V-Rib Chironomid RED Recipe
Hook - Daiichi 1870Thread:
Thread - Uni Thread - Red - 8/0Body:
Vinyl Rib - V Rib - Red - MediumGills:
Feather - Peacock HerlBead:
Beads - Glass Bead - XS
Recipe ByJay VerHelst
About the V-Rib Chironomid RED
I like this fly for still water trout fishing in the spring. Especially in small deep Colorado lakes. The specialty bend of the hook gives it more dimension and the V rib adds a bit of weight to the fly. You can choose to add a heavier bead head if you wanted. Sink it down deep or float it under an indicator ne’er the shoreline for roving trout. Size 12-16 is popular for this fly
How to tie the V-Rib Chironomid RED
Step 1: Start
Add bead of choice to your hook and secure in your vise.
Step 2: Thread
Start your size 8/0 Uni thread in red behind the bead and work back towards the bend of the hook doing consecutive wraps till you are just past the hook point on the shank
Step 3: Ribbing
Cut a piece of Vinyl ribbing 3x’s the length of the hook and tie in and secure where you stopped you thread wraps from the previous step
Step 4: Advance
Wrap your thread forward towards the eye of the hook stopping just behind the bead.
Step 5: Body
Palmer the Vinyl ribbing forward making consecutive wraps. The Vinyl rib creates a great body shape. Tie in where you stopped your thread and trim the tag end of the Vinyl.
Step 6: Gills
Select two pieces of Peacock herl and tie in the but section behind the bead
Step 7: Finish
Wrap both pieces of herl forward a few turns to create the gills and tie in behind the bead. Trim off excess herl and whip finish your thread to secure. Cut your thread and cast your fly to wandering trout!