Published Nov 2. 2008

Très Bien

A bright Scandinavian style salmon fly tied on a tube using an easy, divided wing technique

Trés Bien - Le Trés Bien est fini

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

Trés Bien

Pattern type: 
Tube fly
Ken Bonde Larsen
Half inch bright green tube with inner tube (FITS)
Green synthetic fiber
Translucent mylar tinsel
Green flash dubbing
First wing section
Yellow Arctic fox
Wing flash
Olive Angel hair
Wing hackle
Second wing section
Olive Arctic fur
Third wing section
White Arctic fox
Front hackle
Yellow dyed mallard
Gun metal medium cone
See images below
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