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Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Cone
Chironomid (midge) pupa pattern- great for high mountain lakes
Published by mcnerney
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Ice Cream Cone
Ice Cream Cone (also called the Snow Cone, SnoCone) Click the image to open in full size.
Type of fly chironomid, midge, larva, pupa, nymph, buzzer
Originator of pattern if known Kelly Davison, British Columbia
Tied and Submitted by Mcnerney
Level of tying experience needed to tie this pattern Beginner with basic tying skills
Materials listed in order of tie in:
Hook Curved 2 extra long nymph hook, size 10-18. Tiemco 2312 size 12 used here
Bead White Metal bead sized to hook
Thread Black 8/0
Tail None
Rib Red or Pearl Flashabou and Silver WIre
Body Black Flex Floss or tying thread
Special tying notes Place bead on hook small hole first. Tie in double rib of flashabou and silver wire. Form body with thread or flex floss. Wind flashabou and then silver wire in open turns to form double rib. Tie off directly behind bead. Cover with several coats of Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails, letting each coat dry before putting on the next coat.
Target species Trout
Fishing notes Chironomid (midge) larva or pupa imitation. Great for high mountain lakes out West. Can be fished under an indicator by drifting or slow retrieve. Can also be fished deep on a sink tip with a hand-twist retrieve.
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