03-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Re: How to decide between larva or nymph?
Originally Posted by el sabroso
Or should i rig both?
Or should i try larva first for a few casts then switch to both?
How do i know what types of larva/nymphs to use?
Does time of season matter?
Does anyone sell larva-nymph combos?
Thanks for any help
It is not made clear if you are talking about Midges in still or moving water...Chironomids in still water are much larger than their counterparts in rivers. Brian Chan, in the above video, is an expert on FF those guys in BC lakes..
MIDGE LIFE CYCLE
Miracle Midge LARVA - Cream - #18- #20
I fish these 1"-6" off the bottom of the water column and use these, in various colors, 90% of the time when fishing in this midge factory, all year round:
East Walker River in the Eastern Sierras...
Medallion Midge Pupa (Steve's Midge) - #18 -#22
...I fish these higher in the water column or as a dropper off a larger dry fly pattern
V-Midge (Adult or Dry pattern)...I use these only
when it is obvious that the Trout are taking adults in the surface film...
I have said this before, use a seine or aquarium net to view up close, what is in the drift...get and learn how to safely (for the fish) use a stomach pump...the rewards for the effort expended is worth it...