Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 2013 Santa fly (Clauser variant)

M 1/0 Mustad stainless steel hook
Red & white thread
Beard - spun deer hair & white schlappen feather
Face - Fur and Glass beads
Hat trim - Twisted white marabou 
Hat - Shaped red chicken feather

The Legend of the Santa Fly

Tied on a stainless steel hook, so as not to tarnish Santa's reputation,
the Santa fly is effective just once each year.
 During a particularly miraculous time of the season,
 it attracts only young, innocent, wide eyed fry and fingerlings. 
 Eventually as the fish mature, the magic of the pattern is lost,
 but fond memories of the Santa fly remain forever.