The Juletræet as the original is called in Danish or translated, Christmas tree is a popular Danish coastal pattern for sea run browns. The original is from the early 80’s and comes from Danish fly tyer Steen Ulnits. This simple but effective pattern is easy to tie but requires the correct Mylar tubing. Many Mylar’s when the weave is opened, the tinsel will be curled and impossible to get to lie flat, you will need one that is easily opened and all the strands of tinsel are straight.
The Christmas tree has a great swimming action and needless to say, is a real flashy attractor.
Hook: Mustad S71 # 6
Tying thread: Dyneema
Under body: Mylar tube core
Tail, body & wing: Mylar tube & UV resin