Published Apr 21. 2011 - 5 years ago

Black Ghost Tube

Believe in ghosts? How about a black one?

Black Ghosts - A couple of Black Ghost Tubes waiting for action
Black Ghost Tubes
Nils Jorgensen

If you're fishing sea trout or brown trout, or even salmon, there is no way around the Black Ghost. It has caught thousands of fish around the world. This is an all time classic that has proven itself.

In this article, I make the Black Ghost, which is normally made on a streamer hook, on two kinds of tubes. One advanced with weight and one simple, which is also cheap to produce.

Making them on tubes does not mean they are salmon flies. It simply means a longer life for each fly. Most anglers know that a contact with a rock can ruin the hook. Many times this means "end of story" for the whole streamer. But on a tube fly you just replace the hook and the expensive and time consuming part of the fly is reusable.

Black Ghost tube, simple
Pattern type: 
Tube fly

The classic Black Ghost streamer tied as a salmon fly on a tube

Materials: 
Tube
Pro Tube System - 40/40 mm Flexi Tube in black
Tying thread
Black 8/0
Wing
White rabbit strip + a bit of flash
Hackles
Yellow rooster (you need two)
Cone
Pro Tube System black Pro Cone
Difficulty: 
Easy

Step 1 - tube

Step 2- rear hackle

Step 3 - wing

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Step 4 - front hackle

Step 5 - cone

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Black Ghost tube, advanced
Pattern type: 
Tube fly
Materials: 
Tube
Pro Tube System - Micro Tube in black
Weight
Pro Tube System - Drop weight S
Tying thread
Black 8/0
Wing
Yellow marabou, pearl Angel Hair, white rabbit strip
Hackle
Yellow rooster
Cheeks
Jungle Cock (optional)
Hook guide
Pro Tube System Hook Guide in black
Cone
Pro Tube System black Sonic Disc
Difficulty: 
Easy

Step 1- tube and weight

Step 2 - underwing

Step 3 - flash

Step 4 - wing

Step 5 - hackle

Step 6 - cheeks and cone

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Brownies like it - The Black Ghost is a favored streamer for brown trout
Ghostly country - In Iceland the Black Ghost is an immensely popular pattern
Ghost country
Nils Jorgensen

Comments

My experience is that if you can find Polar Bear (still available in Canada) it out fishes any other wing material on Black ghosts by a substantial margin. The other option is human hair from my daughter or some other ash blonde (it works)

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