Definition of chironomid
: any of a family (Chironomidae) of midges that lack piercing mouthparts
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Try these fly-fishing tips from a pro: East and Paulina lakes: Beetles, black ants, chironomids (into July) and callibaetis mayflies on floating lines near shorelines; leech and streamers in deeper water on sink-tip lines.
There have been rainbow trout in the 20 to 24 inch range being caught at both ramps on scud, chironomid, and egg patterns.
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Origin and Etymology of chironomid
ultimately from Greek cheironomos one who gestures with his hands
First Known Use: 1915See Words from the same year
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