Published Nov 8th 2008
Small, black and sexy... and no, it's not lingerie
Danish tube fly tier Ken Bonde Larsen.
Small black flies are a must in any salmon anglers box. They can be useful in almost any type of water under almost any type of conditions. If the water is very muddy or dark, they may not be as visble as larger, shinier and more colorful flies. But they may very well work there too.
This fly shows that tube flies need not be large flies. The Overtaker on a tube compares to a fly tied on a size 6 or 4 hook, and is a fairly small and compact fly. Again we have used a metal cone in the front, which will make the fly dive sexily towards the bottom when allowed and keep it horizontal when working in the current. You can omit the metal cone or substitute it for a plastic ditto if so inclined.
|Originator||Ken Bonde Larsen|
|Year of origin||2008|
|Target species||Atlantic salmon (sea run)|
Steelhead (sea run)
|Tube||Half inch black tube with inner tube (FITS)|
|1st butt||Orange tying thread 3/0|
|2nd butt||Bright green tying thread 3/0|
|Body||Peacock colored flash dubbing|
|1st wing section||Black Arctic fox|
|Wing flash||Peacock colored Angle Hair|
|2nd wing section||Black Arctic fox|
|Front hackle||Black hen|
|Cone||Orange cone or dish|
See the images below