Published Feb 28. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 29. 2021

#59 - Kokanee Sunrise

Tied by: Don Soar Originated by: Don Soar Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 8xl Thread: Black Tag: Gold flat tinsel Body: Red floss...

#59 Kokanee Sunrise - Don Soar


Tied by: Don Soar
Originated by: Don Soar

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Mike Martinek Rangeley Streamer 8xl
Thread: Black
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Body: Red floss
Belly: Olive bucktail then white bucktail
Throat: White schlappen
Wing: Yellow hackle flanked by orange hackle flanked by red hackle
Shoulder: Peacock body green
Eye: Jungle cock
Head: Black

Notes: The Kokanee is a themed fly the Don tied after reading about them in Trout Magazine published by Trout Unlimited. He has done a superb job matching the colors of the spawning Kokanee to this streamer, and even before you know the name, this streamer screams SALMON! Don nailed it with the color combination of red, orange and yellow hackles. Kokanee salmon are essentially land locked Sockeye. For more info on the species, check out the Wiki entry.

Kokanee Salmon ©Graham Owen

Photo: copyright Graham Owen http://www.grahamowengallery.com
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Comment to #59 - Kokanee Sunrise...

Great looking streamer....Prob my favorite of the month!

Comment to #59 - Kokanee Sunrise...

Beautiful work!

Comment to #59 - Kokanee Sunrise...

Absolutely stunning! Love the contrast of the wing and shoulder.

Comment to #59 - Kokanee Sunrise...

beauty streamer Don

Comment to #59 - Kokanee Sunrise...

It's a pretty fly but a bit of over kill for Kokanee, just saying.

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