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A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Pacific Salmon Series

Steely #1, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Steely #1
Category Pacific Salmon
Tube Brass, 2 mm in dia, 1 inch long
Tag Oval silver tinsel
ButtMagenta floss
TailMagenta floss
BodyRear half: strip of purple holo gift wrapper, front half: UV Black ice dub
RibOval silver tinsel, small
Body HackleFront half: deep purple cock
WingLilac Mirage flashabou, small bunch of polar bear fur died in purple; magenta, purple and silver holo Angel hair; bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; over the wing 4-6 barbs from peacock feather dyed magenta
Front HackleCock dyed in black
HeadBlack

This amazing fly is a creation from the vise 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. Fortunately for us, Yuri has had the opportunity to fish his flies for Pacific salmon and they have proven quite successful. You can see more of Yuri's flies at The Flies of Jurij (Yuri)Shumakov.

YURI'S NOTES: The fly was transformed from one of the Steelhead patterns, which has been kindly provided by tier Tanya Rooney from Portland, Oregon. Fly tied in typical Scandinavian tube fly style. As with all other tube flies it is equipped with soft silicone connector tubing, which easily releases fly from mouth of hooked fish, avoiding meeting of fly body with sharp teeth. Great Silver salmon taker.

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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