Très Bien - A bright Scandinavian style salmon fly tied on a tube using an easy, divided wing technique - Global FlyFisher

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Très Bien

Published Nov 20th 2008

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


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.

Detail of the front of the Trés Bien

Trés Bien
TypeTube fly
Ken Bonde Larsen
Year of origin
Target species
Atlantic salmon (sea run)
Steelhead (sea run)

TubeHalf inch bright green tube with inner tube (FITS)
TailGreen synthetic fiber
TagTranslucent mylar tinsel
BodyGreen flash dubbing
First wing sectionYellow Arctic fox
Wing flashYellow Angel hair
Wing hackleYellow
Second wing sectionOlive Arctic fur
Wing flashOlive Angel hair
Third wing sectionWhite Arctic fox
Front hackleYellow dyed mallard
ConeGun metal medium cone

Tying instructions
See images below

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User comments
From: David Shaw ··at·  Link
Submitted December 1st 2008

Beautiful pattern my kind of fly,i managed to land my largest salmon of 28lb on the River Tweed two weeks ago on a home tied conehead cascade.Iam a big fan of Scandanavian style flies and get a lot of enjoyment tying them.

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From: norm · lucraig·at·  Link
Submitted March 29th 2009

The instructions are truly excellent. As soon as I get a couple of the missing items I will give it a try.

Thanks again outstanding job.

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From: Jan johansen · jany·at·  Link
Submitted December 24th 2008

I Love this tube fly pattern, never done these sort of flies before going to start soon, after getting some tips from the lads who have been tying tube flies for years. Never had the confidence before didnt know what i was doing, but the step by step is just awsome thanks Jan

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