Fly of the Month – Christmas Tree Variant

Fly, Notes and Photo by Steve Burke
Used by Permission

355Hook:  T10-6H, Gamakatsu Salmon, 1/0 Red
Thread: Red
Body:  Kelly Green Tinsel Chenille
Wing,  In Order: Bunch Silver Flashabou, Small Bunch Wine Krystal Flash, Several Strands Green Flashabou
Head:  Red thread

Here is an appropriate fly for the season. There are several versions of a fly out there called “Christmas Tree”. This pattern here, though, is a variation of a Canadian fly (originator unknown) that calls for a Flat Silver Tinsel body with a V-Rib and a Silver and Green Flashabou wing.

More flies/commentary by Steve are at  http://www.salmonfly.net/.
From December 2013 newsletter.

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