Tuesday Tubez......

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by troutdopemagic, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
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    As my first tying post on the board, figured I'd post a couple tubes I've been spinning up lately.
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  2. Mark Mercer Member

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    port orchard, wa
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    Nicely tied, should definitely do the trick.
  3. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Ansbach, Germany
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    Mind throwing the recipe up?
  4. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
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    Thanks guys. They very widely between the 4 but here's the recipe:
    Tube: Protube 40/40 Flexitube
    Head: Protube Soft Sonic Cone Size LG
    Weight(if desired): Pro Tube Flexiweight size Medium/Large
    Butt: Ice Dub (Shell Pink, Steely Blue, etc.)
    Rear Collar: Ostrich or Rhea (the orange one is using Rhea) spun in a loop with Natural Lady Amherst spun in front.
    Body: Flat Diamond Braid any color, I like Pearl, Pink, or Purple. Usually lighter then the ostrich collar. Winding a thin dry fly hackle over it is cool if you want, the orange on above has it.
    Front Dubbing Ball: Ice Dub, whatever color
    Front Collar: Artic Fox, spun and color to compliment ostrich/rhea collar, then ostrich or rhea, spun an color of choice, then two strands Krystal Flash down each side, natural Amherst spun
    Flanks: Jungle Cock, tied long down sides
    Hackle: Black Schlappen

    I prefer thin Ostrich for these flies, as it flows the best and is longer then most Rhea. Also, keep the ostrich sparse and not in clumps for the best effect.
  5. Steve Knapp Beach Bum

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    Maple Valley
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    Nice intruders, thanks.
  6. kelvin Active Member

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    Seattle,WA
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    nice ties