Why Fish Chironomids?

During the TVTU's April 13 chapter meeting Bob Wolfe will be discussing why fish Chironomids.   


Why is it important to fish Chironomids?  Chironomids, particularyly the pupa stage, make up over 50% of a trout's annual diet and up to 100% in early spring and fall in productive still waters.  This presentation will help fly fishermen better understand the life cycle of chironomids and important charcteristics of the pupa that need to be imitated to make proper presentations and ite productive imitations.  Bob will cover tackle, fishing techniques, presentations, and lots of helpful hints to make your time on the water more productive including Cascade lakes.  Whether you tie your own flies or buy them at the fly shop, it's good to recognize a good Chironomid pattern when you see one.