This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Orange Comet, a steelhead and salmon fly.

Orange Comet |

I’m heading out salmon fishing and decided to tie up a few Comets and found reports that the Chartreuse Comet is a great tide water fly pattern. I’ve read where the Orange Comet works well in clear water and the color chartreuse works great in off colored water.

Chartruse Comet |

In addition, I tied another variation called Ramone’s Salmon Killer.

Ramones Salmon Killer |

And I think there are other colors as well.

I didn’t know the history of the Comet style fly, but from what I’ve read, it was developed in the Northern California rivers for steelhead in the late 1940’s by Grant King.

I understand it still works today! Perhaps I’ll get a chance to try one.

Enjoy…go fish!

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