This exceeding simple pattern was developed as an alternative to the small flashy patterns that were available
I wanted something that incorporated a visibly distinct segmentation in the abdomen with colors that were very visible, these attributes coupled with the small amount of flash in the abdomen (mimicking trapped gases) makes this pattern very effective, especially for finicky tail water fish. You can thank my wife for the name, it looks like a present and she’s a Christmas junkie.
Hook: Umpqua U202 (#18-22)
Thread: Ultra Thread (140) Red
Ribbing: Crystal Flash (Pearl)
Dubbing: UV Ice dubbing (Peacock eye)
Levi Lambert – Minturn Anglers Guide