Published Dec 13th 2012

Nize is a tube fly tied the environmentally friendly way - reusing tube scraps from other flies.


Nize fly, Nize fish

The Nize Fly pattern is a very effective for salmon and trout and by following this step-by-step tutorial, you will get a "safe" pattern for your fly box. This fly we will do the environmentally friendly way by using tube leftovers.

I mostly use the Danish Pro Tube system, which I think is the most advanced and best quality tube system around. This brand has presented some very innovative products from its birth, and has already been copied by others.

The tubes themselves are made of a plastic/silicone blend that just gives the perfect structure for tube flies. The finish is the best I have seen. The only thing that is a shame is that when I have tied a fly, there is always a big piece of leftover tube that is cut off. In most cases this goes the the trash.
But it's a shame not to use such a good quality tube, so I am now going to show you how to tie the Nize Fly on a leftover piece of a Pro Nano Tube in Sink 4. I also do this with leftovers from the Pro Micro Tube.

Light - The fantastic light over an Icelandic river
Magic - Salmon fishing in Breiddalsá is magic even if the fishing is poor.
TypeTube fly
Nils Jorgensen
Year of origin

TubePro Sportfisher Micro or Nano Tube scrap
JunctionPro Sportfisher hookguide
Tying threadBlack 8/0
BodyGold/copper Angel Dubbing
UnderwingYellow Arctic Runner (Icelandic Horse hair)
FlashTwo long strands of gold w/holograph and two short straws of orange/green Chrystal Flash
First hackleBlack, soft
Second wingYellow/black barred rabbit zonker strip
Second hackleYellow, soft
CheeksOrange jungle cock
ConeBlack to fit tube

Step 1 - tube - Hooke guide and tube on the needle
Step 1 - tube
Step 2 - secure - Tie the hook guide onto the tube
Step 2 - secure
Step 3 - dubbing - Start the body over the tip of the hook guide
Step 3 - dubbing
Step 4 - first wing - The underwing is yellow horse hair
Step 4 - first wing
Step 5 - flash - Add the flash along the wing
Step 5 - flash
Step 6 - first hackle - A black soft hackle
Step 6 - first hackle
Step 7 - zonker strip - A short zonker strip acts as the overwing
Step 7 - zonker strip
Step 8 - second hackle - A sparse yellow hackle finishes the fly in front
Step 8 - second hackle
Step 9 - jungle cock - A couple of JC feathers are tied in as cheeks
Step 9 - jungle cock
1. Put a Pro Hook Guide on the tube.

2. Since there is no "ripples" to hold the hook guide like on the full length Pro Nano and Mirco tubes, I tie the Pro Hook Guide onto the Tube. These tapered silicon hook guides are simply amazing

3. Add some gold/copper Angel Dubbing as a short body

4. Tie in some yellow Arctic Runner (Icelandic Horse hair) as a wing - 3-4 times the length of the finished body w/cone

5. Add the flash: two long strands gold w/holograph and two short strands orange/green Chrystal Flash

6. Add a sparse black soft hackle

7. Add a short yellow/black or yellow/brown barred rabbit zonker strip

8. Add a sparse yellow soft hackle

9. Add orange jungle cock cheeks

10. Finish off with a Pro Cone, melting the tube in front of the cone to hold it

The finished fly

Nize impressions from Iceland

User comments
From: serge · sergtang·at·  Link
Submitted December 13th 2012

Like it. Thanks for sharing.

From: bill - Full name and email anonymized  Link
Submitted December 13th 2012

lovely fly, lovely take, well done, mink

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