Nuclear Comet: Chinook Fly Tying Tutorial

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!

Nuclear Comet

Hook- Gamakatsu SL12S: Size 4

Eyes: Hareline Bead Chain Eyes: Medium

Thread- Veevus Black GSP: 150 Denier

Tail- Hareline Calf Tail: Chartreuse

Body- Hareline Small Black Legged Squishenille: Olive Core & Uni Black Soft Wire: Small

Collar- Hareline Badger Saddle Hackle: Chartreuse 

UV Resin- Solarez Bone Dry

Bobbin- Smhaen Tension Bobbin

Vise- Renzetti Traveler 2304

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1 Response to Nuclear Comet: Chinook Fly Tying Tutorial

  1. david jensen says:

    Have not used mini comets in low water, but used micro-Clausers, on Nestucca in low clear water. These little comets should work.

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