Published Sep 1. 2015 - 11 months ago

Test Tube

Articles relating to pattern

Originator: 
Martin Joergensen
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Difficulty: 
Very easy
Instruction: 
If you want a red or orange accent to the fly, wrap some tying thread on the middle of the tube and whip finish. Just a few wraps will suffice. Alternatively you can wrap a single strand of red flash into the LCR before curing it. Stick on the eyes in the front of the tube. Cover the whole head with LCR in an even layer Cure the LCR Burn a small collar on the inner tube Draw it through the head Cut it in the rear, leaving a small bit Melt a collar to lock it. The head is done. Tie a small bunch of flash or soft feather barbs to the hook. Whip finish and varnish. Stick a piece of junction tube onto the metal tube. 1½-2½ centimeters or about an inch is fine. The hook mounts when you tie the fly to your tippet. Pass the tippet though the head and the junction tube from the front Tie on the hook Pull the hook into the junction tube
Materials: 
Tube
Bidoz brass or aluminum tube, short version, lined with plastic inner tube
Front red accent (optional)
Red/orange 6/0 thread or red/orange flash
Eyes
Stick on eyes, flat, 3D or doll´s eyes type, 3mm or 1/10-1/8 of an inch in diameter, covered with LCR
Body
Junction tube of your choice. Translucent, milky or colored
Hook
Tube hook of your choice, suitable sizes are #4-6-8
Rear tying thread
Black or grey 8/0
Tail
Flash and/or chickabou/marabou, grizzly or in a color of your choice
Log in or register to pre-fill name on comments, add videos, user pictures and more.
Read more about why you should register.