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Blue Weasel
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Kola Collection

Blue Weasel, A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly

Name Blue Weasel
Category Atlantic Salmon
Tube Eppendorf plastic lab tippet, 1 inch
Butt Fluor. green floss
Tail Fluor. green floss
BodyRear half: Silver Electra Holo brad; Front half: blue Lagartun French mini/flatbraid
Rib French silver oval tinsel
Body Hackle On front half: cock dyed in ice blue
WingPearl Mirage flashabou; small bunch of naturally white Serebrjanka fur; dyed over pearl in Mother of Pearl ripple flash; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in ice blue; dyed over pearl in blue ripple flash; bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in Kingfisher blue; silver holo angel hair and Australian UV multi pearl sparkleflash; small bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black; a few barbs from peacock feather; over small bunch of polar fox tail fur dyed in black on 2/3 of wing
Front HackleCock dyed in ice blue
CheeksBig jungle cock feather; only end "eye"
HeadBlack cone head slightly flattened out in vertical direction

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: 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. Cone head helps to hold fly in right position even on very stream stretches, preventing from rising to surface and skating on.

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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