Kokanee candy??

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  1. PETI

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    Anyone familiar with this pattern.
    Links?
    Recpie?

    Thanks
    Peter
     
  2. Tom Bowden

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    I'm familiar with two "Kokanee Candy" patterns.

    One was listed in Dan Homel's excellent booklet on Washington Lake fishing. It's essentially a small soft hackle with a mylar body. Supposedly good for kokanee.

    The other is an obnoxious looking attractor fly used at Hosmer Lake in Oregon to agitate the Atlantic Salmon. I actually carry a few of these in by lake box. Last week I hooked a few Lahontans with the pattern at Omak Lake.

    Hook: #10 LS
    Head: Large silver lead eyes
    Tail: Fl. Orange Marabou
    Body: Fl. Orange Chenille with mylar mixed in (I think this is sold as "Polar Chenille")
    Wing: Several Pearl Crystal Flash strands pulled over the eyes & extended back to the tail.


    Tom
     
  3. PETI

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    Tom,
    Thank you, much appreciated.

    Peter