Tying Instructions: Chan's Chironomid Bomber

1. Attach a white painted bead to the hook. I'm using a size 7/64" bead on a size 14 TMC 2302. Use 1/8" beads on hook sizes 10-12 hooks
Step One
2. Attach the thread behind the bead. Don't worry about anchoring the bead as the body material will do that.
Step Two
3. Wrap a thread foundation to the bend of the hook just above the point of the barb.
Step Three
4. Attach the wire ribbing to the top of the hook shank with the wire inserted within the bead cavity. Secure with thread wraps.
Step Four
5. Secure the wire along the top of the hook shank with thread wraps to the bend of the hook and wrap back up to the bead.
Step Five
6. Take a piece of Scudback and trim the end into a point. The material is secured to the top of the hook shank with the thread wraps enveloping the material arouind the shank.
Step Six
7. Secure the scudback to the bend of the hook and wrap the thread back to the bead.
Step Seven
8. Wrap the scudback with overlapping wraps up to the bead and secure with thread wraps. Trim off the tag end of the scudback.
Step Eight
9. Wrap the wire ribbing forward with about 6-7 wraps and secure at the bead. Trim off the tag end of the wire by moving the wire back and forth. It will break at the bead. Do not use scissors to cut the wire.
Step Nine
10. Create a thread thorax behind the bead with the thread building up slightly on the bead. Whip Finish.
Step Ten
11. Optional: a coating of SuperGlue or Head Cement will bring more durability to the pattern as well as an enhanced translucency. I'm using Sally's Hard As Nails, Clear. Do not coat the bead.
Step Eleven
12. The finished fly.
Step Twelve

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