Published Nov 19. 2012 - 11 years ago
Updated or edited Jan 30. 2021


Nize is a tube fly tied the environmentally friendly way - reusing tube scraps from other flies. It's an efficient fly for salmon.

The Nize - A fly tied on tube scraps
A Nize salmon - A salmon that fell for the Nize Fly
Nize fly, Nize fish
Nils Folmer Jørgensen

The Nize Fly pattern is a very effective for salmon and trout and by following this step-by-step tutorial, you will get a "safe" pattern for your fly box. This fly we will do the environmentally friendly way by using tube leftovers.

I mostly use the Danish Pro Tube system, which I think is the most advanced and best quality tube system around. This brand has presented some very innovative products from its birth, and has already been copied by others.

The tubes themselves are made of a plastic/silicone blend that just gives the perfect structure for tube flies. The finish is the best I have seen. The only thing that is a shame is that when I have tied a fly, there is always a big piece of leftover tube that is cut off. In most cases this goes the the trash.
But it's a shame not to use such a good quality tube, so I am now going to show you how to tie the Nize Fly on a leftover piece of a Pro Nano Tube in Sink 4. I also do this with leftovers from the Pro Micro Tube.

Pattern type: 
Tube fly
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Pro Sportfisher Micro or Nano Tube scrap
Pro Sportfisher hookguide
Tying thread
Black 8/0
Gold/copper Angel Dubbing
Yellow Arctic Runner (Icelandic Horse hair)
Two long strands of gold w/holograph and two short straws of orange/green Chrystal Flash
First hackle
Black, soft
Second wing
Yellow/black barred rabbit zonker strip
Second hackle
Yellow, soft
Orange jungle cock
Black to fit tube
Skill level/difficulty: 

Step 1 - tube

Step 2 - secure

Step 3 - dubbing

Step 4 - first wing

Step 5 - flash

Step 6 - first hackle

Step 7 - zonker strip

Step 8 - second hackle

Step 9 - jungle cock

1. Put a Pro Hook Guide on the tube.

2. Since there is no "ripples" to hold the hook guide like on the full length Pro Nano and Mirco tubes, I tie the Pro Hook Guide onto the Tube. These tapered silicon hook guides are simply amazing

3. Add some gold/copper Angel Dubbing as a short body

4. Tie in some yellow Arctic Runner (Icelandic Horse hair) as a wing - 3-4 times the length of the finished body w/cone

5. Add the flash: two long strands gold w/holograph and two short strands orange/green Chrystal Flash

6. Add a sparse black soft hackle

7. Add a short yellow/black or yellow/brown barred rabbit zonker strip

8. Add a sparse yellow soft hackle

9. Add orange jungle cock cheeks

10. Finish off with a Pro Cone, melting the tube in front of the cone to hold it

Step 10 - cone - A cone is added for weight and material control
The finished fly
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The release - Releasing a 101 cm or 40 inch salmon in river Hrautafjardará
Early season salmon - A 100 centimeters or 40 inch early season salmon from the famous Laxá i Adaldal
THE moment - THE moment that beats them all - a salmon take!
A favorite - Tinnudalsá, one of my favorites
Nize impressions from Iceland
Nils Folmer Jørgensen


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