should we start a thread on introduction to chrony fishing like techinques,gear,patterns,booby fishing and fishing naked etc I kinda suck at this and would like to learn more and maybe have some confidence fishing this way thanks guys hope we get lots of response
These are a few pics I snagged from posts gone past. As for gear, a 10' 5wt seems to be the going rod. For setting the depth of the fly, I use my hemostats on the fly to drop down to the bottom. Pull it up a foot and pin the bobber, I use the quick release bobber and seem to work well. I also double anchor so I can hold my position and if I'm in the tin boat, it allows me use the boat as a breakwater
So far this is the advice perferred 10 foot rod 5-6 weight, peronally I like a 8 weight because of the wind line floating weight forward I've used scandy line which works good I've use my 5-6 11 foot switch rod with scandy line casting it single handed leader use short leader 7.5-9 feet as thickness of line slows sink rate, tie on tippet 5-6 pound , tie on double barrel swivel 24 inches from fly, tie fly on with non slip loop knot
IF GUYS WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO OR AGREE OR NOT
i think we have a few guys on here that fish lakes and would like to learn to fish chrinoids
Post by linemanmike on Apr 12, 2016 19:44:17 GMT -8
I'm not so experienced in it my self. But the thing that really stuck out to me about chronys fishing is the fly itself. Most beginners have the profile all wrong. The flies are so skinny. Most ppl tie them way too fat. You barely need to cover the hook in material. And make the head slightly bigger. This is when i started catching. And even on smaller hooks than you think. A guide a hired in the interior taught me this. Also I think they have seven segments. This pertains to your wire or tinsel rib. Or wherever you may use.
I was tying with a few chroney experts tonight and a big part of their technique is getting all the colours and ribs on with minimal material. Tying a #18 chironomid with multi materials and keeping it skinny is pretty tricky.