Published Nov 2. 2008 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 23. 2017

Très Bien

This is another bright tube fly for clear water designed by Danish fly tyer Ken Bonde Larsen. And another one that uses a cone to add weight to the front of the fly. And another one, where the metal cone can be replaced by a common head or a plastic cone.

Trés Bien - Le Trés Bien est fini
Martin Joergensen

That's all very good... yet another tube fly? Très bien... mais oui, that's exactly what it is: very good.

This is another bright tube fly for clear water designed by Danish fly tyer Ken Bonde Larsen. And another one that uses a cone to add weight to the front of the fly. And another one, where the metal cone can be replaced by a common head or a plastic cone.

And this is another tube fly that demonstrates the use of a sectioned hair wing tied in in several steps with a hackle to separate the sections. The hackle adds volume and support for the wing, and also gives extra fluff to the front hackle, since the wing-dividing hackle sits very close behind the front of the fly.

This technique is very useful for all hair winged flies. Splitting the wing into typically three sections not only makes it easier to tie it in, but also enables you to form a nicer and better tapered wing. You can use different colors for each section and the technique makes it possible to add flash and hackles in the wing - between the sections. The method is not only for tube flies, but can of course be used on hooks too.

Cone detail - Many of the Scandinavian tube flies are finished with a metal cone. You can form a plain head from tying thread or replace it with a plastic cone if weighted flies are not allowed on your water
Detail of the front of the Trés Bien gff
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Trés Bien
Pattern type: 
Tube fly
Originator: 
Ken Bonde Larsen
Materials: 
Tube
Half inch bright green tube with inner tube (FITS)
Thread
Black
Tail
Green synthetic fiber
Tag
Translucent mylar tinsel
Body
Green flash dubbing
First wing section
Yellow Arctic fox
Wing flash
Olive Angel hair
Wing hackle
Yellow
Second wing section
Olive Arctic fur
Third wing section
White Arctic fox
Front hackle
Yellow dyed mallard
Cone
Gun metal medium cone
Difficulty: 
Medium
Instruction: 
See images below

Step 1 - tube


Step 2 - tail


Step 3 - trim tail


Step 4 - tag material


Step 5 - varnish base


Step 6 - finishing the tag


Step 7 - dubbing


Step 8 - body


Step 9 - velcro


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Step 10 - finished body


Step 11 - remove underfur


Step 12 - underwing


Step 13 - finished underwing


Step 14 - flash


Step 15 - pull back


Step 16 - underwing ready


Step 17 - first hackle


Step 18 - hackling


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Step 19 - finished hackle


Step 20 - middle wing


Step 21 - spread hairs


Step 22 - second wing section


Step 23 - adding flash


Step 24 - flash ready


Step 25 - last wing section


Step 26 - ready to be trimmed


Step 27 - hackle


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Step 28 - brushing


Step 29 - ready for the cone


Step 30 - glue


Step 31 - cone added


Step 32 - meltdown


Step 33 - finished fly


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