In this video, Simon ties a flashy take on the classic Fall Chinook fly called the Comet. When the water is clear, the general consensus is that Fall Chinook will eat surprisingly small flies for such a large fish. This is often considered a low water fly, especially if you size it down. Chartreuse and hot orange are popular colors used for comets, and other fall chinook flies of the like. This Comet variant uses some of the new materials from Hareline that came out this fall. Small Black Legged Squishenille offers a squishy chenille which is different from standard chenille. The new Hareline Badger Saddle Hackle offers a saddle feather with a dark center which compliments the dark chenille nicely. Both of these new materials come in several sizes and colors to mix and match. For salmon, it helps to have some different sizes and colors to try to see what is working on a given day. This fly can certainly be sized down or up and colors changed depending on where you are fishing. Tie some up and let us know how they work!
Hook- Gamakatsu SL12S: Size 4
Thread- Veevus Black GSP: 150 Denier
UV Resin- Solarez Bone Dry
Bobbin- Smhaen Tension Bobbin
Vise- Renzetti Traveler 2304