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Yellow/Blue Double

Hook: Kamasan B280 #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tag: Lagartun Varnished Frensh Tinsel Oval X-Strong Medium
Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
Body: UNI Floss Yellow, Lagartun Varnished Frensh Tinsel Oval X-Strong Medium
Wing: Yellow Arctic Fox, Blue Templedog
Throat: Spirit River Spey Hackle
Cheek: JC
Head: Black ostrich
Varnish: Veniard No.1 Clear

Continuing on my double-hook posts today with a blue/yellow that came out ok, the arctic fox and templedog didn’t want to sit together as I wanted them to, but the color combination and the tinsel work is ok. The head was a bit too big – I should have worked with a thiner thread and gotten the arctic fox to sit better to avoid the buildup. But that is just the technical points, the overall feel is good for this one.

The winter has really set in here in southern Norway with -7/8C and more than enough snow, so these days it is all about getting to know new techniques and styles to build up for the season that still seems too far away.

3 tube flies with different hackle color Arctic Fox
Body: UNI Floss Green, Lagartun French Tinsel rib
Wing: Arctic Fox Red, Templedog Black
Hackle: Wapsi Strung Schlappen in different colors

Spent some time with different hackle colors on the same base pattern to see how they turn out on the fly. The long hackle on the Wapsi packages is good for these sized tubes, but I really should get some skins with different length to be able to adjust to the pattern instead of letting the hackle dictate the size of the fly.

The red hackle came out the best together with the rest of the body: from the front: hackle, this made for a more trigger color: front: hackle, here I didn’t lay the hackle the correct way, so it points up and out instead of following the curve of the fly: front:







Black & Silver Salmon Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tag: UNI-French
Body:UNI Floss Black, UNI-French
Wing: Sunburst Yellow Foxtail, Orange Foxtail, Red Arctic Fox 3xl, peacock
Hackle: Black hackle
Head: JC, Black Ostrich Herl

Of the ones I have tied on this #1/0 hook I think this is the one I’m the most pleased with: the propotions are better, the overwing sits better in its place and the JC is a very good visual indicator. I need a better hackle to tie in on this and the tube flies that I’m starting to tie so I’m heading out tomorrow to do some pre-christmas present-shopping for myself ;)

Red Arctic Fox Streamer


Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tag: UNI-French, UNI Floss Green
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body:UNI Floss Green, UTC Mylar Tinsel, UNI-French
Wing: Red Arctic Fox 3xl, Blue & Green Tempel Dog, peacock
Throat: Red Arctic Fox 3xl, peacock
Head: Black Ostrich Herl

Got myself some packages of fox and tempel dog to experiment with streamers and tube flies. No particular pattern I’ve gone after, but rather see how these materials come together