Fish Species: Trout, Bass
Fishing Destination: Pyramid Lake
The Olive color of this fly is a great Chironomid color. Tied with olive bead, band, thread and wire, this fly has some great contrast and shading. Keep an eye on the midges where you fish, there are a lot more olive midges than you think.
The term “Banded”, coined by Rob Anderson, came from the name of a tag used to mark waterfowl for research. The product is basically a ½ bead used together with a tungsten or brass bead to create contrast in nymphs and midges. Soon after the product became available to us, we were putting it on all kinds of flies. It is an important part of many of our Pyramid nymphs, midges and balanced flies.