How to Tie an Ice Cream Cone Chironomid: Video

The Ice Cream Cone Chironomid is a go-to still water pattern in many areas. If there is a prolific midge hatch while fishing a lake or reservoir be sure to try this pattern out.

It has a brilliant white bead to imitate the chironomid gills and micro tubing to give excellent segmentation.

I like to fish this pattern tandem with a leech imitation on a midge tip or slow sink tip fly line. Once you find the right depth count your fly down and wait for the slam of the fish!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

Ice Cream Cone Chironomid Recipe:
Hook – Umpqua U-Series Fly Tying Hooks U203 Curved Hook Straight Eye
Thread – Veevus Thread – 8/0 Black
Rib – Hareline Hollow Tubing – Micro Blood Red
Head – Hareline Tyers Glass Beads – Small Iridescent White

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