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Christmas Tree Variant
Name Christmas Tree Variant
Category Steelhead / Salmon
Hook 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

Here is an appropriate fly for the season. There are several versions of a fly out there called "Christmas Tree". For another version, see this 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.

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