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Chartreuse C.O.D. (Catch on Delivery) Fly Pattern Recipe

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Chartreuse C.O.D. (Catch on Delivery) Fly Pattern Recipe

The C.O.D. (Catch on Delivery) fly came into play after Brian and Andrew spent many hours of plying the local waters in search of Bull Trout. This pattern has been successfully used in many different colour variations such as blue white, pink white and olive white. However, I have found that chartreuse and white to be one of the most effective variants. This often under utilized colour combination has produced some excellent results while pursuing winter Bull Trout. See Andrews’ Winter Bull Trout Fly Fishing post here.

This fly swims so enticingly through the water that Bull Trout find it irresistible. This C.O.D. is best swung on a 5’ to 12’ medium to heavy sink tip and short 4’ 15lb. Seaguar blue label fluorocarbon leader. Pro tip: As the fly is swinging apply a slow retrieve to add even more movement to further entice the sometimes lethargic winter bull trout. The C.O.D. fly has also earned itself a permanent spot in my Steelhead fly box as well.

Chartreuse C.O.D. (Catch on Delivery) Fly Materials

Thread: UTC fluorescent chartreuse
Shank: TMC 9394 #2
Dumbbell Eyes: Wapsi painted lead chartreuse small
Trailing Line: Senyo’s stinger wire black
Stinger Hook: Gamakatsu octopus black nickel
Rear Legs: 2 Yamashita UV hoochie legs OARR
Rear Wing: White polar bear fur, UV minnow flash, white rhea, chartreuse rhea
Lateral Lines: Krinkle mirror flash
Body: Ice Dubbing caddis green
Front Wing: White polar bear fur, white rhea, UV minnow belly, chartreuse rhea, Krinkle flash winter run blue
Front Lateral Lines: 2 strands of Krinkle mirror flash purple
Front Legs: 2 Yamashita UV hoochie legs OARR
Head: Ice Dubbing caddis green

Click here to download the printable Chartreuse C.O.D. (Catch on Delivery) materials buying list

Tying Instructions

Step 1: Build Shank

a.) Wrap shank with thread and tie in dumbbell eyes
b.) Tie in trailing line and stinger hook

Step 2: Build Rear Wing

a.) Tie in clump of white polar bear fur, UV minnow flash and add 1 UV hoochie to each side
b.) Tie in clump of white and chartreuse rhea feathers
c.) Tie in 2 strands of purple Krinkle mirror flash on each side of wing

Step 3: Build Body

a.) Dub in caddis green Ice Dub

Step 4: Build Front Wing

a.) Tie in clump of white polar bear and UV minnow flash
b.) Tie in clump of white and chartreuse rhea feathers
c.) Tie in 2 strands of purple Krinkle flash on each side of the wing
d.) Tie in 1 UV hoochie leg on either side of wing

Step 5: Build Head & Finish Fly

a.) Dub in caddis green Ice Dub head
b.) Whip finish fly
c.) Cut off shank hook point with pliers
d.) GO FISHING!!!

All of the materials used to tie this fly is available at Sea-Run Fly and Tackle. If you live out of town you can order these materials by mail order. If you have any questions or would like to order the materials please give us a call at 604-931-5044 or email us at searun2013@gmail.com.

Tight Lines,

Andrew Redmont

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