Tube Tippet Shrimp (Orange)
Tube: HMH/Kennebeck River Single Wall Small (3/32" O.D.) Plastic Tubing
Tag: Fine Gold Oval Tinsel
Tail: Mixed Orange and Brown Bucktail with sparse strands of Pearl and Black Krystal Flash
Body: 1/3 HareLine Orange Ice Dubbing - 2/3 HareLine Hot Orange STS Trilobal Dub - with Natural GP Tippets at joint between dubbing
Rib: Small Gold Oval Tinsel (over 2d part of Body)
Collar: Natural GP Rump Feathers (tied long)
Head: Danville Fl/Fire Orange no-wax Flymaster Thread
Tube Tippet Shrimp (Orange) was tied by contributing fly tyer, the late Scott Howell. Scotty again showed with this rendition how established patterns can be tied with modern materials.
Categorizing flies is a tricky business. Most tyers will say that there is no sense in even trying. What has been developed for steelhead may turn out to be a fantastic producer for salmon and vice versa. Many flies cross the lines of being great steelhead, salmon, or even trout flies and this pattern is no exception. This Scott Howell Tube Shrimp pattern may have been inspired by the Tippet Shrimp patterns developed for Atlantic Salmon but it looks like it would be enticing for Pacific Salmon and Steelhead as well.
You can see more of the late Scott Howell's flies on his page on this site, Scotty Howell Flies.