Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by troutdopemagic, Jan 8, 2013.
As my first tying post on the board, figured I'd post a couple tubes I've been spinning up lately.
Nicely tied, should definitely do the trick.
Mind throwing the recipe up?
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.
Nice intruders, thanks.