Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini Comet


Hook: Standard Length Nymph Hook #6 - 14
Thread: 6/0 color to match
Tail: Marabou color to match
Body: Chenille color to match
Collar: Rooster color to match
Eyes: Mini Bead Chain
Head: Thread

Notes on the Fly
The original comet comes from the Salmon River and is generally much larger, with varying materials for the body and tail. My idea was the result of two factors... one was my past success with mini wooly buggers, and two was my recent find of mini bead chain eyes. I found this pattern to be extremely easy to tie, with most of the fish enticing characteristics of a wooly bugger.

My first outing of the tributary season was last Saturday and I used a #8 chartreuse version of this fly. I had two takes dead drifting through a deep pool. I lost both fish, one after a few head shakes, but the other was after a lengthy battle. It was enough excitement to spark my memory of how awesome it was to fight the giants from the lake. Give these little flies a try, they are easy to tie and they work!

2 comments:

The New Man said...

Great concept! I'm going to have to try these on! Thank you for sharing Luke!

Luke C Photo said...

Thanks Paul, they are super easy to tie... finding those mini beadchain eyes is (in bulk at a low cost) another thing.