Beaten in Waterfall (Variant of Mikael Lindstrom's "Harry")
A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Scandinavian and Irish collection
Category: Atlantic Salmon
Tube: Eppendorf plastic lab tippet, 1 inch
Body: Pearl Mylar tubing
Wing: Red mirror flash; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in light red; dyed over pearl in red ripple flash; small bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in red; dyed over pearl in red ripple flash and silver holo angel hair; bunch of Serebrjanka fur dyed in scarlet; dyed in red ripple flash and silver holo angel hair; over the wing small bunch of Serebrjanka long hair dyed in fiery brown
We are continuing here with the amazing Tube Fly creations from the vise of new Contributing Fly Tyer, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov. See his notes below.
YURI'S NOTES: This is an attempt to imitate small fish, which fall into hydro power plant turbines or from a waterfall. In my version, braided pearl Mylar tubing and wing built from Serebrjanka fur reflect to each other creating very lifelike image of fly. To prolong "silver part" of belly I painted the shank of the hook with a glimmering nail varnish. As on many of my patterns, I don't use different kind of Crystal hair or Twinkle materials, because they tangle with the fine hair of the wing making it unpleasant. Holographic and coloured Angel hair, different kinds of flat flashabou and transparent ripple flash dyed in different colours over pearl work best for me.
You can see more of Yuri's flies on his page on this site, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Flies.