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Small orange fly for for garfish
Chillimps or Jydsk Chillimps is a fly that I picked up from a classical Danish stream sea trout fly (see comment below about the real Swedish origin). My prime use of it though, is for garfish,. Used in small sizes (#12-16), it's quite deadly, and the garfish will willingly go for the fly, that hooks the hard billed fish very efficiently because of it''s small size.
|Hook||12-16 down eye streamer/wet fly|
|Thread||Red or black|
|Tail||Orange hackle fiber or small hackle tips, 2/3 of hook length|
|Rib||Thin oval gold tinsel|
|Hackle||One orange palmer hackle and one slightly larger orange front hackle|
The garfish seems generally happy with any small orange fly. My friend Henning from the Bananaflies fishes them with a hook dubbed with orange SLF and a back of white antron. I did some experiments last year, using a hook wound over with some orange yarn. Highly effective and durable. But the Chillimps looks so much better.