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

Litza Blue, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly
Name Litza Blue
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tube Eppendorf plastic lab tippet, 1 inch
Tag French gold oval tinsel
Tail Yellow SLF Hank
Butt Chinese red Uni-stretch floss
Body Rear half: blue Lagartun French mini-flat braid; front half: blue SLF dubbing
Rib French gold oval tinsel
Body Hackle On front half: cock dyed in ice blue
WingPearl Mirage flashabou; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in red; red, ocean blue and silver holo angel hair; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in ice blue; ocean blue and silver holo angel hair; bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; over the wing a few barbs from peacock feather
Flanks Fine long Grizzly cock feather
Cheeks Jungle cock

This amazing Tube Fly is the creation of Contributing Fly Tyer, Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov. See his notes about this fly below.

YURI'S NOTES: Like the Blue Weasel , one of popular modern blue theme in fly-tying used for fresh runners in Norway and Northern coast of Kola Peninsula at the beginning of season. Works best on stretches near mouth of rivers.

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.