Ice Cream Cone or Sno-Cone Chironomid Assortment
The Sno-cone or as it’s sometimes called the Ice Cream Cone is a simple but highly successful fly pattern used for trout and panfish. It represents the larval stage of midges which make up a considerable percentage of a trout’s diet in lakes and ponds. The larva of Chironomids can range in size from as large as #8 hook sizes down to almost microscopic levels. Colors can range from black to transparent, but the black, olives and red are the most prominent. The fly can be fished under a strike indicator with ease or fished on a long leader in order to get it into deeper water. The the strike indicator, it is recommended to set the fly at about 8 feet and then move it down about 6 inches every ten to fifteen minutes until you start seeing strikes. The hits may be sublte, and a hook set is recommended at the smallest of movements seen on the indicator. This method has ensured that the dreaded skunking can be avoided even on the most challenging of days on the water. The brass bead ensures that fly gets into the strike zone quickly.
This assortment includes 1 dozen flies in 3 colors, black, red and olive bodied flies. These are tied on Mustad Signature C49S hooks with white brass beads. The assortment includes 4 of each color and comes in sizes 10, 12, 14 or 16.