Fishing Flies: Midge Larvae for Alaska's Lakes

September 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

31-year-old Graham, co-owner of World Wide Angler fly shop in Anchorage, Alaska, fishes for big lake trout using chironomid larvae patterns hung on a Corkie. “During a hatch, when thousands of chironomids are popping to the surface and struggling out of their skins to fly away, trout often feed just below the surface. When dorsal fins and tails break the surface like miniature sharks, the chironomid pattern (at times like this, fish will often strike nothing else) is best hung 12-16 inches below the Corkie.” Ken Marsh in the Anchorage Daily News.