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Spring Salad LR
A Yuri Shumakov Fly From His Spey Collection

Spring Salad LR, A Yuri Shumakov Fly 

Name Spring Salad LR
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tube JS bottle neck tube, 4 mm in dia, alu, slots painted in Glow Yellow
Wing In this order: bunch of fluor green bucktail, 4 strips of fluor green Midge Crystal hair; section of teal
ThroatYellow cock fibers
HeadGinger

Spring Salad LR one of the series of 15 Low Water Tube Flies presented by, 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: I have had great fun experimenting with materials and fly appearances while I worked on these patterns and fished with them. I can't say that they are my major weapon, but I always have a few spey flies with me. I found in the last 3 years that flies with pearl bodies or part of it work extremely well in certain conditions, especially with sunny weather. My interest in tying pearly flies was triggered by a fly presented by Alistair Gowans in one of UK fly fishing magazines a few years ago. I don't tie spey flies just because of the Spey style, but mostly for their effectiveness. Additionally, I always wish to have something unusual in my fly-box. Since I discovered the unique ability of American tyers to create new patterns just using single hooks, I decided to share some of my spey flies with American fisherman and fisherwomen. I hope it can be interesting for those who prefer tying on single irons. 

 

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