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Santa's Sleigh 
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Name Santa's Sleigh
Category Steelhead
Hook 2-3XL Dry fly, #6-8
Abdomen Red goat
Overbody (3) Dark green foam discs, tied in separate stages
Underwing Silver Krystal Flash
Wing White calftail
Legs White rubber legs with red markings
Thorax Red goat
Head Brown foam disc

Monte Smith, a long time contributor to Salmonfly.Net, has been away for awhile but decided it would be fun to send in an entry for the Christmas Fly Contest. He writes, "I tied a "Yuletide Spey" in a Syd Glasso style, but then I was inspired to adapt a very successful fly for me and make it into a Christmas fly. So here it is...Santa's Sleigh. It's a skating fly for steelhead, at least in theory."

You can see more of the flies tied by Monte Smith and many of his own designs at The Flies of Monte Smith.

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