How to Tie: The Seasonal Yuletide

In this week’s How to Tie video, Barry Ord Clarke from The Feather Bender shows us how to tie the seasonal Yuletide.

Learn About This Fly:

Difficulty: Jolly 

This fly is regarded as one of the most effective flies any angler can throw. Hailed for its versatility, this tie can be found effective on saltwater, roaring rivers, or local streams. The only thing that matters is the time of year.

Found to be most effective around the end of December, the Yuletide fly is a flashy pattern that resembled that of a festively decorated Christmas tree. Once this tree fly hits the water, expect a plethora of young fish to gather ’round in hopes of tasty bugs wrapped up tight with flashy paper and fluorescent bows. Often times said fish may be disappointed in what they find (usually a hook in the lip), but once they’re in your net, feel free to remind them the true meaning of Fishmas.

This fly is a very fun tie and easy tie. It is also an excellent gift for the fly tier or angler in your life. So grab some deer hair and hit the vise, because this tree is sure to be the best looking ornament on YOUR tree this holiday season.


  • Mustad s74 saltwater hook size 20
  • size 4.6mm gold bead
  • UTC ultra tying thread (white or black)
  • Hareline Dyed Deer Body Hair
  • UV resin
  • Glitter (red, blue, whatever other festive colors you care for)

Now you know how to tie the Seasonal Yuletide.

Merry Christmas from the Flylords Team!

Video courtesy of The Feather Bender 

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