Over the last year I have been tying different hairwing tube fly patterns using Raccoon fur that was dyed by the local fly shop. For larger patterns I had used the Raccoon fur for the underwing, on smaller patters I would use the Raccoon for the outerwing. This pattern uses Raccoon fur for both the … Read More
The tube flies presented in this slideshow were tied with Summer Steelhead in mind. They are based off of a fly that is used rather successfully by the owner of Lost Creek Fly Shop for Summer-run Steelhead. I added a Rabbit Fur tail, different types of hackle, Jungle Cock eyes and a cone head to … Read More
Surprisingly I was recently able to find time amid my hectic schedule for three days of Salmon fishing on a couple of the local rivers with a good friend of mine. While one of the rivers was not very productive for us, the other one was quite the opposite, bringing us many hookups, exciting fights … Read More
In preparation for a week long trip to Montana and the Clark Fork River, I tied a few different flies for trout. As I have plenty of dry flies and smaller nymphs already, I chose to focus on some pretty good sized tube flies, hoping to entice some of the big boys.