On Henry’s the tomfoolery surrounding the “false spawn” is rapidly waning and chironomid activity is picking up speed. Look for chironomid emergence activity to start in the mid-morning on warmer days, and at midday or even in the afternoon on cooler days. Be prepared with pupa and emerger patterns in a range of sizes, and examine the shucks on the water and bugs in the air to select a size. If you can find a live pupa, note the color! While most of our early season chironomids have dark bodies, there can be some surprises.