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Green Helmet (Variant of Mikael Fredin's "Green Helmet")
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Scandinavian and Irish collection

Green Helmet, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Green Helmet
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tag Oval silver tinsel
TailFluorescent green floss
BodyRear half: silver Electra holo, braid; Front half: 1:1 mix of Peacock holo black ice dub and UV black dub
RibOval silver tinsel
Body HackleFront half: cock dyed in black
WingYellow Mirage flashabou; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed insect green, yellow and holographic silver angel hair, small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed green Highlander; chartreuse and holographic silver angel hair, Peacock mirror flash; bunch of polar fox dyed in black over the wing a few strands of peacock.
Front HackleCock dyed in black
CheeksJungle cock
HeadOrvis green cone size M

We are continuing here with the amazing Tube Fly creations from the vise of new Contributing Fly Tyer, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. See his notes below.

YURI'S NOTES: Such a combination of colours works very good for fresh running salmon in Norway and Kola Peninsula Northern coast. The cone head balances the heavy hook and keep the silhouette of the fly in a most natural shape.

For information about the tubes Yuri uses to tie his flies and for more of his patterns, read his article in the Rackelhanen Flyfishing Magazine.

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