Christmas Tree
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It is believed that this fly was first tied by Jim Saraceno, a regular in the shop. One of the flies was given to Joseph Aimonette who is an innovative fly tier. Joe tinkered with the pattern and put his own mark on the fly. Thus was born Joe's Christmas Tree.

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Hook: Mustad 3366 - Size 8.
Thread: Red 8/0.
Body: Black or Peacock Pearl Chenille.
Weight: Black Bead Chain Eyes.
Hackle: Black Hen Hackle.
Tail:Red Hackle Barbules.

Fishing Hints:
The Christmas Tree is a blue gill fly that is fished under an indicator or slowly stripped. The bead chain eyes allows the fly to sink slowly and is often taken as it falls in the water column.

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Tying Instructions

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Flies or materials are available at T. Hargrove Fly Fishing, Inc.

9024 Manchester
Saint Louis, Missouri 63144

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