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Black Rainbow
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Scandinavian and Irish collection

Black Rainbow, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Black Rainbow
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tube Aluminum, type Bottle neck with removed "neck" and rim, 4 mm in diameter, 2/3 inch long; inner plastic tube 1.5 mm in diameter
BodyBlack holo Mylar tubing over
WingBlack holo flashabou; small bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; black holo and multi coloured flashabou; small bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; multi coloured flashabou; bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black
Front HackleRabbit hair dyed in black and dubbed with tippets out, 4-5 turns
CheeksJungle Cock
HeadBlack

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: This example shows how you can dress your halfincher making a "naked" body more attractive.

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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