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    I decided to try BLUE base with Yellow silk looking for the ultimate GREEN.

    Turned out pretty cool:

    Here is the thread used:



    Laid down the base of Blue thread with a copper wire included plus tied in the Yellow Silk:




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    Then I covered with side by side YELLOW SILK and ribbed with copper wire:



    Finished up the Chironomid with Peacock and White Ostrich for gills:



    NOW ADD WATER:



    OLIVE!!!!

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    That's really neat Joni. Did'nt expect that "just add water" pic.

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    That's a good looking fly there. Thanks for the pics.

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    Joni: Very nice looking Chironomid! What a great idea.

    Larry

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    That's a really nice effect. I'm going to try it with a soft hackle using Pearsall's primrose silk. I'll post some pics when I get them tied up.

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    Absolutely... looking forward to seeing them. I should be tying up Soft Hackles also, but the stillwater action is still great on the Chironies.
    I did tie one with a burgundy thread and RED silk on top...Man that looks sooooooo wicked.
    WORKS TOO!

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    I'll bet that gave you a blood red appearance. Might be really interesting to use for a bloodworm pattern(?); still in the chironomid line, just a larvae instead of a pupae.

    This underwrapping is interesting since a lot of times you'd like to get that translucent color that so many insects have; you know, that "I can almost see right through it" color, but with a definite tint.

    Hmmm......here I am on vacation and now I'm thinking about my tying bench and what thread colors I do and don't have.

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    I'll bet that would also look really good as the tail on Chan's Illuminator chironomid(?) [I've got to stop this - I'm going back to sit on the porch and watch the ocean - ]

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    Before and after:


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