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pfeul

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Just made this SBS to show how easy it is to tie small scandi tubes.
As an illustration here is a version of a Garry dog tube which from head to the longest hair is 3 cm. But that's a general way to tie a small scandi fly and much smaller can be done.

The most important tip is to tie as close to the bead as possible. I usually don't like veevus thread but this tying the 14/0 has a small diameter and is very strong

First tie a 4 or 5mm future fly bead on a 1.8 mm tube and add a bunch of artic fox (or any other rather stiff soft hair :) )
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Then add a red soft hackle by the tip (here is some hen saddle) and wind it close to the bead
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Add a bunch of softer hair (shadow fox here) the quantity of hair being lower than the first one, but longer
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Then a second thinner but longer soft hair (still shadow fox sunburst) still as close to the bead as possible
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Then tie some angel hair and then after a second soft hackle (grizzly blue)
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Once it's wound then separate the fibers in two halves with a dubbing needle and pull them down
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Then tie in a small bunch of hair to create a shoulder that will keep a droplet taper in the water
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Then trim the excess and tie some JC. Super glue the thread two or three turns and that's it

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That’s a wee cracker !!! Do u use tubing or a free swimming hook on these ?
 

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Great looking fly, lm currently into this type of fly tying. Hopefully l will get out and wet a few of them soon 🤞.what hooks do you prefer to use with your fly ?
 

Andrew B

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Theres a lot of fly there for such a small tube. I reckon a single hook would be fine.
 

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any single hook having a short shank and a straight eye would be ok
These are boxed for tube fly : partridge nts or ahrex HR430

But have a look toward carp hooks. Much cheaper and as least as good
such as:
owner 50188
kamasan B980 and B982
 
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