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

Purple Red Coneheader, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Purple Red Coneheader
Category Pacific Salmon
Tube Eppendorf plastic lab tippet
Tag Flat holographic silver tinsel
BodyBraided pearl mylar tubing
WingLilac Mirage flashabou, small bunch of polar bear fur died in purple; purple and deep blue twinkle, lilac and pink flashabou; bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; 4-6 barbs from peacock feather dyed magenta; small bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black
Front HackleCock dyed in deep purple and teal flank dyed in purple
HeadOrvis hot red conehead in medium size

We continue here with the amazing Tube Fly creations from the vise of new 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 whole population of the Kolpakova river couldn?t tolerate presence of this fly in water. It took, with a confidence, Silver Salmon, Rainbow, Dolly Varden and Kamchatka Endemic White Spot Char (Kundzha). Cone-head tube flies are very well balanced flies. You may use quite a big single or double hook with them, which will be counterbalanced by the cone-head. The fly with a light hook will wobble in a good stream and that gives additional attraction to your lure. In slow current, the fly behaves like a jig going up and down when you retrieve.

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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