Rainbow TC

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Roadkill
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Rainbow TC

Post by Roadkill » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:51 pm

This is a variation of my friend Bob Wolfe's great Chironomid patterns of Trout Candy.

I tied this after making some of Bob's Black and Ruby TCs for a friend going to East Lake in Central Oregon.

Next I wanted to add some thread color variations wrapped in Clear Stretch Magic for my own midge boxes. Researching on Trout Nut's Midge Pages 3 & 4 (http://www.troutnut.com/common-name/224/Midges), I found a couple of specimens from Washington that caught my eye because of the color shifts along their bodies from yellow, green, and to brown.

So here goes my variation...
ImageRIMG1748 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Hook- Dai Riki 135 #16
Body- UTC 70 thread in thirds- Yellow, Light Olive, and Rust Brown
(Overwrapped in .5mm Clear Stretch Magic Beading Cord)
Rib- I brought the yellow thread forward over the olive and brown before wrapping the cord to the bead, and
finishing the collar to the bead with the brown thread.
Glass beads- Silver lined Rootbeer and Clear 11/0
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Re: Rainbow TC

Post by DUBBN » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:00 am

From November thru March, the size 16 Olive midge larva is KING for me on the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Sometimes they will take a size 18, and sometimes a 14. Day in and day out, they usually want a 16.

Your pattern would slay on these rivers.

Well done


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One of my many variations of a Olive Midge Larva
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Re: Rainbow TC

Post by Roadkill » Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:48 pm

Here is a RTC #18 tied without the clear bead...
ImageRIMG1750 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Rainbow TC

Post by Fishnkilts » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:30 pm

Oh man, I'd fish those in a heartbeat. I take it that the clear bead is to represent an air bubble?
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Re: Rainbow TC

Post by Roadkill » Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:34 pm

The clear bead is used here just as added flash to attract attention. ;) If anything would represent gasses under the exoskeleton, I would attribute that to the clear Stretch Magic cord.
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