05-16-2011, 12:22 PM
Favorite Stillwater (Chironomids) Flies
Due to my recent challenges with ambulation, it appears I'll be spending what time I do get fishing this coming season on stillwaters fishing out of my pontoon boat; not that this is a bad thing, but moving waters are my passion.
I do have a lot of options in and around the area where I live, so it's not like I have to sacrifice a whole lot, yet stillwaters have not been my focus for the past few years. Although I really used to fish a lot of stillwaters prior to moving to east Idaho, my main focus since arriving here has been on the variety of rivers and smaller streams.
Nothing like life throwing you a bit of an off-speed pitch that helps get you out of the norm and focus on alternatives.
Therefore, my query to all of you, what are your favorite stillwater patterns, especially chironomids? I'll be fishing waters like Henry's Lake and Hebgen Lake, along with numerous smaller and less-known lakes and reservoirs in the area.
Photos and recipes would be appreciated, along with a history of the fly, as well as how you fish it.
In advance I'm thanking all of you for your participation.
I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"