Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week Coq De Leon [Archive] - Fly Fishing Forum

: Atlantic Salmon Fly of the week Coq De Leon

12-22-2006, 08:37 AM
Yet another great fly from master fly tier Daniel Dufour, one of Quebecs greatest fly tier. He has won many prestigious fly-tying contests with his more artistic flies including the FQSA Salmon Fly Tying World Championship witch he won 7 times making him the FQSAs only Grand Master. He has invented many patterns for fishing that are now Gaspe standards. This pattern is a multi purpose pattern that works under many different conditions.

Hook: Up eye salmon hook.
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel and fluorescent green floss.
Tail: golden pheasant crest.
Butt: Red ostrich herl
Rib: Back , fine oval silver tinsel and black silk floss, front , fine oval silver tinsel and fluorescent green silk floss.
Body: Back , fluorescent green silk floss, front , Black silk floss.
Joint: Coq de Leon hackle and red ostrich herl between body segments
Hackle: Long green hackle.
Wing: Black skunk tail.
Cheeks: Jungle cock.
Collar: Coq de Leon hackle.

12-24-2006, 07:07 PM

Really interesting use of the Coq De Leon hackle. I really like this fly and could see it being very effective for west coast steelhead tied with fl. orange, purple, and hot pink where the greens are used on this one.

12-28-2006, 08:03 AM

Thats a great idea. The other colors on this fly are fairly neutral and would work well with just about any color.