Fishing forum > Chironomid Help!!!!!

Author Topic: Chironomid Help!!!!!
sawmillslayer

I've been fishing chironomids for about 2 months, and i have to say i've had limited success, i dont know what i'm doing wrong? i fish them close to the bottom, between 10am and 3pm, i pump fish to make sure i am using the right color and size, but still no success! Is there anyone who can give me some tips to maybe up my success a little, especially cause i'm off to tunkwa in a couple weeks a major lake for chronies. Any tips or help would be awesome, thanx.
Ross

Go to ST guiding web site they have some really good tips on using Chironimids.
Anonymous

"ST Guiding" Web Site?
Sorry, I'm a Newb. - what's the web adress?

-Thanks!!
Anonymous

"ST Guiding" Web Site?
Sorry, I'm a Newb. - what's the web adress?

-Thanks!!
Anonymous

"ST Guiding" Web Site?
Sorry, I'm a Newb. - what's the web adress?

-Thanks!!
Ross

Opps sorry I mean STS guiding web site if you go to the special offers page above you will find STS as a sponsor they have a page just on Chironomid fishing.

tight lines
Bertoli

You've got to fish them at all depths. The fish will sometime only be feeding at a certain level in the water column, therefore you need to adjust your leader length until you find them. I always start with my fly about two feet off the bottom and then work my way up after while until I find the fish. Ive caught fish on Chironomids from about 6 inches from the bottom with a blood worm all the way up to 12 inches under the surface. Remember though, the bottom 1-2 feet of a lake is always turbid due to the currents so if you fish right on the bottom the fish have a harder time seeing your presentation. Fish along the shoals and also look for surface activity. Swallows are a good indication of a chironomid hatch coming off. Follow the birds. Most importatly though, give your fly lots of time to sink, almost always longer than you think it will take. Hope this helps. Bertoli
Bertoli

You've got to fish them at all depths. The fish will sometime only be feeding at a certain level in the water column, therefore you need to adjust your leader length until you find them. I always start with my fly about two feet off the bottom and then work my way up after while until I find the fish. Ive caught fish on Chironomids from about 6 inches from the bottom with a blood worm all the way up to 12 inches under the surface. Remember though, the bottom 1-2 feet of a lake is always turbid due to the currents so if you fish right on the bottom the fish have a harder time seeing your presentation. Fish along the shoals and also look for surface activity. Swallows are a good indication of a chironomid hatch coming off. Follow the birds. Most importatly though, give your fly lots of time to sink, almost always longer than you think it will take. Hope this helps. Bertoli

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