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 under and outerwing.
The materials for this pattern include American Raccoon fur, Grizzly Schlappen Spey in purple, purple Holographic Flashabou, Flat Diamond Braid in
orange, purple Whiting Spey Hackle and some Jungle Cock eyes.
Start with a Deep Water Hybrid tube using a small diameter purple Scandinavian plastic tube for the liner. If needed to keep
the Deep Water tube in place you can apply some super glue to the Scandinavian tube and then slide the Deep Water tube over it.
Tie in some orange Flat Diamond Braid near the base of the Deep Water tube. I usually apply a fair amount of glue to the thread at this point.
Wrap the Flat Diamond braid up to the front of the Deep Water tube and tie it off with a whip finish. Then start the thread
on the purple Scandinavian tubing where the Deep Water tube ends.
Tie in some purple Grizzly Schlappen Spey at the base.
Tightly wrapp the Grizzly Schlappen Spey.
Tie on a small bunch of short Raccoon Fur as your underwing.
Add a couple of strands of purple Holographic Flashabou
Next tie in some Whiting Spey Hackle at the base.
Tightly wrap the spey hackle and then wrap back over the hackle a little bit with the thread.
Next tie in another purple Grizzly Schlappen Spey feather at the base.
Tightly wrap the Grizzly Schlappen Spey.
Tie in another small bunch of longer Raccoon Fur as the outer wing.
Add a couple more strands of purple Holographic Flashabou.
Finally add some jungle cock eyes to help finish off the fly.
Apply your whip finish and add some cement to the head.
If needed, to give the fly some extra weight you can add a cone head as I have done here.
Pictured below is the same pattern tied in pink without a cone head. Pink Badger Hackle was used in place of the Grizzly Schlappen Spey.