Give this pattern a try while the "Chironomids" are doing their thing!
Go to "Front Range Anglers Fishing Report" in the Links Of Interest for an excellent article about stillwater fishing with chironomids by Rob Kolanda!!!!
Red Butt Flash Buzzer
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 100
Thread: White UTC 70 & Black 8/0 UNI-Thread
Abdomen: 1/4 Red & 3/4 Black Flashabou
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Gills: White Poly Yarn or Super Floss
Optional: Super Glue or Hard as Hull (HaH) Head Cement and Water-based Head Cement
1~~ Start the white thread behind hook eye and wrap the hook shank to above the hook barb and back with a smooth threadbase.
2 ~~ Tie in 1 strand of Red Flashabou and wrap to 1 or 2 turns past the end of the thread base and back to 1 eye length behind the hook eye. Tie in and cut off excess.
3 ~~ Tie in 1 strand of Black Flashabou and wrap a tapered abdomen to above the hook point and to 2 eye lengths behind the hook eye. Tie in and cut off excess.
4 ~~ Whip-finish the white thread with 3~4 wraps and cut off the white thread.
~~~ Optional: Apply Super Glue or HaH to the abdomen and let dry before continuing.
5 ~~ Start the black thread wrap to the 1/3 hook shank point.
6 ~~ Tie in a 4 ~ 8 Pheasant tail barbules for the wing case.
7 ~~ Tie in 1 or 2 Peacock herls by the tip ends for the thorax.
8 ~~ Tie in a strand gill material at the 1/4 hook shank point and use figure 8 wraps making a spinner type wing.
9 ~~ Wrap the Peacock herl thorax to 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
~~~ Be sure to wrap over and under wing tie in point.
10 ~~ Pull the wing case over the thorax. Tie in and cut off excess.
11 ~~ Wrap and whip-finish a small head.
12 ~~ Optional: Apply water to the whip-finish.
13 ~~ Cut the gill material to form short gills. The gill should extend 1 ~ 2 hook eye lengths beyond the thorax.
Go to "Front Range Anglers Fishing Report" in the "Links Of Interest" for an intersting article about stillwater fishing and chironomids.