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
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
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
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.