How to Fish: Chironomid Fly Fishing Strategies | GoFishBC

Fishing Techniques
Learn how to catch trout in this beginners’ guide to fishing. Chironomids (or lake flies) are a popular food source for trout and other fish in British Columbia’s lakes. Freshwater fishing expert Brian Chan covers the life cycle of the chironomid and fishing strategies for targeting trout feeding on the chironomid hatch.

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Brian shows examples of chironomid fly patterns, the optimal gear set-up, and retrieval techniques. The angler’s goal is to imitate the behaviour of the hatching chironomid so that trout will snap up the fly.

This video is part of the How to Fish video series by GoFishBC. Watch the series to learn more about fly fishing techniques, gear selection, and the best times of year to go fishing.

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