Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide
Green Gardener
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Kola Collection

Green Gardener, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly
Name Green Gardener
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tube Eppendorf plastic lab tippet, 1 inch
Tag French gold oval tinsel
Butt Dark red Uni floss
Tail Yellow SLF Hank
BodyRear half: fluor green Lagartun French mini-flat braid; Front half: green holo dubbing
Rib French gold oval tinsel
Body Hackle On front half: cock dyed in insect green
WingYellow Mirage flashabou; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in fluor green; dyed over pearl in chartreuse ripple flash; bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; over the wing a few barbs from peacock feather
FlanksFine long Grizzly cock feather
Front HackleCock dyed in black
CheeksJungle Cock

We continue here with the amazing Tube Fly creations of Contributing Fly Tyer, Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov. Tube flies have been popular in Europe and Scandinavia for quite some time, but have not gained a significant foothold in North America. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov.

YURI'S NOTES: This is my tube version for one of the local patterns. The green theme is very popular on both the North and South of the Kola Peninsula. The use of teal flank or (and) grizzly cock feathers in the wing composition is quite "old" local tradition, as well as eye down double hooks, especially for rivers of Northern coast.