The Cone Head Tube Fly
A brand new way of tying tube flies
By Oivind Urkedal
This version of the Cone Head is especially well for night fishing.
I tie it with a longer and thicker wing and use marabou as overwing. I also dub the head with marabou fibres. This gives the fly a nice silhouette. On this version I have used a nickel cone head.
Tube: 3 cm or 1 1/4", nickel cone head
Butt: Three turns with oval silver tinsel
Body: Black or charcoal floss
Rib:Oval silver tinsel
Underwing: Black fox 2.5 to 3 times the tube lenght. A couple of strands of flash.
Overwing: Black marabou 3 times the body length
Dub the head with marabou fibres
Whip finish at least two times.
I don't varnish this fly because it will ruin the marabou dubbing, but I use a drop of superglue to fix the thread.