A Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Fly from his Pacific Salmon Series
Category: Pacific Salmon
Tube: Eppendorf plastic lab tippet
Tail: Fluorescent green floss
Body: Mix 1:1 of UV Black ice dub and purple Ultra Holographic dubbing
Rib: Small oval silver tinsel and fine flat holo red tinsel in parallel
Body Hackle: Black cock
Wing: Lilac Mirage flashabou, small bunch of polar bear fur died in purple; 4 strands magenta holo flashabou; small bunch of polar fox died deep purple; over the wing fine purple ripple flash
Front Hackle: Guinea dyed in violet
The amazing tube fly creations from the vise of Contributing Fly Tyer, the late Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov were an exciting feature for Salmonfly.Net, but were tempered by his unexpected death in 2006. The notes about this fly, that you see below, were written before his death.
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.
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. This fly was tied as a so called a "halfincher" pattern. It requires a little hook. The long wing and short body saved many salmon lives, because even with a deep take, the hook still very seldom comes into contact with the gills. The same result for Silver salmon as with Violetly Happy and Purple Stranger.
You can see more of Yuri's flies an read more about Yuri on his page on this site, Jurij (Yuri) Shumakov Flies.