Coho Christmas Tree Fly Recipe and Tying Video

Coho Christmas Tree Fly Recipe and Tying Video

The Coho Christmas Tree is a staple fly pattern for local fall river coho anglers. It’s a fantastic attractor that produces! We like to think of the Christmas Trees as small spinners or spoons for coho. We tie them in colour combinations that match my favourite lures. Silver with blue or green with gold are winners and even different coloured beads can trigger a bite. Gold or copper flash with an orange bead or thread collar can be effective.

Christmas Tree Fly

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on guys throwing lures near you to see what colours they are catching fish with and tie on a Christmas Tree to match as best you can.  Fish this fly with an erratic jerky retrieve or a long steady strip. The fish will let you know which they prefer. If you have yet to try one, it is definitely a worthwhile addition to your coho box this fall!

Fly Tying Video

Fly Recipe

Hook: Mustad R73-9671, Size 8

Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 18/0, 30D, White  

Bead: Wapsi Cyclops Bead, 5/32, Nickel

Wing: Flashabou Royal Blue and Silver (or colour of your choice)

Glue: Zap-A-Gap, Brush on

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by 

Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110 1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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