one hook 2 chironimids

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by luv2fly2, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. trying to find info on a fly i dont know the name of. it is one hook and has two chironimids tied on it like a double humpy. the fly i has 2 beads as well. mike w
  2. Darce at Desert Anglers calls his the Double Dip.
  3. found some names: darc calls his the double dip, another guy call his blood brothers, and another calls them irish twins. the hook can be a 37160. now time for some construction. mike w
  4. Hmmmmm.... weird. I'd have an easier time believing fish took that pattern as a blood worm than two conjoined midge emergers. It looks like something from the freak show at a circus. :)
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  5. i would have to agree. a chironomid pupa doesn't hatch out of a chironomid pupa,would make more sense if it was an adult coming out of the bottom one,but even that doesn't make sense because the adult comes out when the pupa is on the surface..either way i am sure it catches fish and that is all that matters.
  6. As one of the tiers in the first link, I can assure you the fly works very well when the chironomids are coming off in swarms. I have been on lakes up here in BC where the buzz of the chironomids sounded like power lines in the winter, they were hatching so thick. It is meant to look like two chironomids rising in very close proximity, not conjoined. The trout seem to see it that way.
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  7. It's called a mating midge... two midges, making love

    Add another one and it's called a menag-a-midge.

    Two or three more and it's a Morgy
  8. Hmmmm, this started the wheels turning (yes, that screech is rust). I just returned from Lake Lenice and spent yesterday afternoon watching cruising, feeding trout turn up their nose at a variety of offerings. [No sympathy required/accepted as I had a good morning overall.] Still, there was a tiny midge hatch, probably 22-26s. I wonder if a double midge tie, with each contributor in the appropriate size, would have made the afternoon. To the vice!!

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  9. h ah ah hah hahaha hahha :D A "Morgy"... love it!
  10. Okay, did I miss something somewhere along the way? I've never, ever heard of midge emergers "hooking up" while swimming to the surface. What entomologist came up with this one?
  11. Gene, It might be along the line of ice cream cones, what with the "snow cone" and now the "double dip".
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  12. So this lets you tie smaller chironomid patterns on larger hooks.

    I'm open minded about this. Nevertheless, my questions is.

    has anyone here tried this ,and caught fish.

    here's an idea. tie up a known productive pattern this way and see if it still works.

  13. Hha ahhah haha.... maybe that's it. Perhaps we should be tying two GRHEs on one hook! Maybe three! If tying two patten on one hook is the ticket, why not adding more? Or, try different pattern designs on one hook. Ya just need a very long shank hook! Actually, it would make more sense if you did tie different patterns on one hook... the fish may be interested in one or the other.

    I'm sure someone somewhere has caught fish on the mutant midge but you can sometimes catch a fish using belly button lint so unless the pattern works for a number of different folks at a consistent rate, I'm having a hard time buying it.
  14. I might just try two GRHEs on one hook. It would be a real conversation piece. You know what they say, "If you aren't the lead Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, the view never changes."
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  15. Double Humpy. This fly actually has a following and claims of success.

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  16. I can see why the Double Humpy works... it isn't supposed to represent two flies somehow conjoined together. It's one pattern tied on one hook.
  17. I'm always amused to hear people hypothesizing about what a fish thinks something looks favorite is when somebody throws a dash of red near the fly's head and sagely refers to it as 'a blood trail' wounded minnow..etc. What balderdash....the latest flies have the same significance as this year's ladies' hem and commerce. Most patterns exist to catch those who fish.

    The best we can say is that for some reason a pretty dopey critter sometimes thinks this thing at the end of my leader could be edible.

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