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    Please can any one help in finding the name for tube fly.

    It is simply buck tail red/white/blue equal split on tube. I was recommended it for the tweed last year and put it on on Tuesday on the north Tyne and had a fish on the 3rd cast with it, I then went and lost it straight away after releasing the fish! Typical!

    Thanks for any help

    Nathan

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    I think it's just called a White Wing if memory serves.
    "If in doubt, put it back"!

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    Patriot is the name-Red,White and Blue,good for low light with the white,blue is something different against the leaves and the red is a good Autumn colour anyway.As ever for Autumn flee's pick nice strong colours if you are going to tie yourself.I believe its a flee of Tweed origination,best tied on tubes,body is nothing more than black floss with a silver rib.
    The whole flee will stand out in low light,dirty water and against general in river dross-particularly dead leaves of which from now onwards we'll be getting plenty in the rivers and when Salar has seen a procession of Wullie G's,Black n Yellows etc. it can be a refreshing change.
    With imagination it transgresses very well into a stacked wing temple doggy type of flee for those who do like something different!!.
    Tight lines,Pedro.

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    Here's a link. I think that's the fly you were after. Also called a Patriot as noted in the post above.

    http://www.bordersgunroom.co.uk/Whit...90/PRAA767.htm

    (I've no connection with the shop - it looks like the stock picture you'll find on Caledonia Flies (to which I've no connection either)). I just thought the picture would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie View Post
    Patriot is the name-Red,White and Blue,good for low light with the white,blue is something different against the leaves and the red is a good Autumn colour anyway.As ever for Autumn flee's pick nice strong colours if you are going to tie yourself.I believe its a flee of Tweed origination,best tied on tubes,body is nothing more than black floss with a silver rib.
    The whole flee will stand out in low light,dirty water and against general in river dross-particularly dead leaves of which from now onwards we'll be getting plenty in the rivers and when Salar has seen a procession of Wullie G's,Black n Yellows etc. it can be a refreshing change.
    With imagination it transgresses very well into a stacked wing temple doggy type of flee for those who do like something different!!.
    Tight lines,Pedro.
    Thank for this , all very interesting and thanks to you all for your response. That link to boarder gun room in the exact tube. I will order from them. As said I had tried red flys and tubes all day (like most others) and then out this on and bang! Maybe luck but didn't seem like that! Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nath View Post
    Thank for this , all very interesting and thanks to you all for your response. That link to boarder gun room in the exact tube. I will order from them. As said I had tried red flys and tubes all day (like most others) and then out this on and bang! Maybe luck but didn't seem like that! Thanks again
    Makes a change for you - usually on the prawn

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    Default Searching my memory

    I am pretty sure that Rob Wilson of Brora used to carry a fly like this, which he called the Pilkington, dressed on his own wire Waddington-style shanks.

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