First tube since early summer! This is a willie gun variant that I picked up on youtube. Tried to dress it lightly and not overdo the hackle and wing, this needs to be tied up in different sizes and some on heavy tubes before the summer!
Single hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Double hook: Kamasan B280 #6
Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant
Body: Red/Black UNI Floss, Lagartun French Tinsel
Wing: Yellow & Red Templedog, Yellow Flash, Black Templedog, Silver Flash
As I’ve noted before: I try to tie up a pattern in different colors, or, as in this case: different types to see how they come together. Today it was a repetition of the comet from the other day. I really like this pattern and the double will see some smaller variants down to #12 for trout.
I started out with a single red-tag to try out some new silver fox I got the other day, but I ended up with six different UNI-Floss colors. This is a very simple tube, but the red-tag can be extremely efficient when it comes to trout (and salmon). The wing was made very slim to create a long and slim profile in the water.
I have tied a lot of big hair-winged tube the last two months, but salmon (or trout for that matter) isn’t always interested in the big juicy flies! So today was a tie-up-small-tubes-for-treble-hook day and I got some in different color variations to see how they come together. All flies are done with Arctic Fox and/or temple dog.
Lime & Black: