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Roadkill
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TDC

Post by Roadkill » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:45 pm

Here is my latest variation of the Thompson's Delectable Chironomid. It has been a a staple in my fly boxes since 1986 when I saw the pattern in Flies of the NORTHWEST by the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club in Spokane, Washington.
ImageIMGP9817 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Hook-Mustad 9672 #10
Thread- Black 3/0 Monocord
Body and Thorax-Dubbing made from Sugar Bush Bliss Midnight yarn (70% fine Merino Wool, 20% Mulberry Silk &10% Cashmere)
Rib-Silver Twist
Gills-White Ostrich herl
daringduffer
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Re: TDC

Post by daringduffer » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:29 pm

The silk will make it a killer :lol: .
Wonderful yarn, I wouldn't mind wearing it myself.

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RickA
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Re: TDC

Post by RickA » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:20 pm

A chironomid on a size 10 2xl is huge :shock:
No wonder why some of your lake fish get so big.
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Re: TDC

Post by Roadkill » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:04 pm

RickA,

Huge, no it is just a growing teenager. ;)

As i said in the Tinsels and other bling post. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8744
"The TDC nymph pattern listed was tied on Mustad hooks 3906B, 9671 or 9672 in sizes 6-16." I have only gone up to a 3xl #8. :)
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