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!
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Not very often is fly tying easy, but this pattern sure does make it so. With a simple pattern like the Tube Midge, you can whip out a dozen flies in various colors and be ready to fool picky trout.
This is a great pattern through the winter when tied in the smallest of sizes. Get it deep into a hole with some weight or fish it in a tandem rig to help it reach the bottom.
Make sure to watch your indicator carefully while fishing this fly. Although it is very effective the takes during the colder months on such a small pattern can be very subtle.
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