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Highlander Tube
Designed and Tied by Charles Dickson Jr.

Highlander Tube

Name

Highlander Tube

Category Steelhead Tube Fly
Tube

1 inch aluminum

Tag Fine oval silver tinsel and yellow floss
Butt  Black ostrich
Body Back yellow floss, front yellow then green SLF spun in a dubbing loop
Rib Over the back half only, green flat braid with fine oval silver tinsel on either side.
Hackle Orange burnt goose in middle of body.
Feelers  Four yellow and four green schlappen feathers stripped except for the tip tied in randomly in the front half of the body.
Collar  Orange dyed mallard or teal.
Wing  Two orange hackle tips inside of two fluorescent green hackle tips

Highlander Tube was tied by Charles Dickson Jr. You can find more of his flies on his page on this site, The Flies of Charles Dickson Jr.

Charlie's Notes: This fly I see as an exercise in creativity. . Unlike the other tube flies I have posted, this one has not yet captured a fish. I plan on using this one on my next Atlantic salmon outing. Until then it serves to show some of the creative things you can do with tube flies.

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