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there is ALOT of different xmas tree patterns. No i havent tied any because i hardly use them.

the pattern is basically just a bunch of coloured flashabou tied in at the head and cut the length of the hook. pretty simple to tie. you can add a silver body (recommended) or leave the hook blank which i have seen also.

I tried googling the pattern but just got these other ones that i have never seen before LOL

however i found this on our sister site. this is the basic idea of it though. and you can change up the colours.

http://www.flyfishbc.com/flies/salmon/flash-fly.htm
 

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HOOK said:
there is ALOT of different xmas tree patterns. No i havent tied any because i hardly use them.

the pattern is basically just a bunch of coloured flashabou tied in at the head and cut the length of the hook. pretty simple to tie. you can add a silver body (recommended) or leave the hook blank which i have seen also.

I tried googling the pattern but just got these other ones that i have never seen before LOL

however i found this on our sister site. this is the basic idea of it though. and you can change up the colours.

http://www.flyfishbc.com/flies/salmon/flash-fly.htm
Thanks for the link hook. I'll research a little bit more.

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They do.... one tip though. When you buy these patterns from the fly shops, or tackle shop (they should start carrying them in the next few weeks) make sure that you take half of the tinsel off with a pair of scissors right below the head of the fly. Try not to take it all off of one side but just out of sections of it so your fly does'nt look screwed up.
 

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Every Day said:
They do.... one tip though. When you buy these patterns from the fly shops, or tackle shop (they should start carrying them in the next few weeks) make sure that you take half of the tinsel off with a pair of scissors right below the head of the fly. Try not to take it all off of one side but just out of sections of it so your fly does'nt look screwed up.
yes, I was aware of it. thanks.

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HMMM i never made those flies sparser when i used them :confused: however i always did cut the length back as they are always tied way to long. when fishing these on a retrieve you want quick fast jerks. this way it makes the fly pulsate ;D
 

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HOOK said:
HMMM i never made those flies sparser when i used them :confused:
Which is not to say it isn't a good idea. Most commercial flies are overdressed, and as has been stated before, coho tend to like sparsely tied presentations.
 

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Prof. - I never said it wasnt a good idea, infact its a great idea i just never thought to do it as the fly worked great anyhow but who knows it could have worked that much better if i had thinned it out even more :confused:
 
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