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Chironomids Slaying some Rainbows

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Chironomids Slaying some Rainbows
Just thought I'd post up a video from this spring. Bought a fly rod and finally tried some chironomid fishing. Found a bank transition to mud flat where I thought the fish would be cruising and it didn't take long before that little strike indicator was down and it was game on! This was my first time trying so I really wasn't set up for video. Just had my cell phone, but still got some neat shots of some really beautiful and BIG rainbows! Got to love fly fishing. I'll have to mess around with this fly fishing business a little more!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQQ0CGvh9yw
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I liked that alot. Thanks for posting it.

Ive fly fished for years and still havent done the cromies..
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Rght on! Been fishing Mids for years. Was one of the first to come up with the slip indicator.
You can also fish mids with a fast sinking line. Sometimes much more effective.
I have a Type 7 line that I marked with a dab of Knot Sense every 20'. Many times they will hit on the retrieve, plus easier to cast in the wind and you don't have to know the depth.
Love the mid reports.
I will be doing a class this Spring for the Expo on stillwater fishing.