Slimmer dressing on skittle tube

Tubular Spey

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Here is a slimmer dressing in steelhead colours tied on a skittle tube....I don’t see a lot of people using skittle tubes but I think they are excellent for fishing.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend
Serge
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Skittle tubes are weighed tubes....old school tube fly design from Yuri Shumakov I believe....

This one weight 0.86grams on my scale. Adds a nice sinking property to the fly when fishing faster water and still light enough to cast with touch and go casts.

The fly is tied on the red tubing just in front of the skittle tube...
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So 13 grains of weight, I need to weigh all the flexi weights and cones I use now. My guess is those sink em good Serge.

Between you guys in Canada and those in the UK. you have all the cool exotic stuff. Up here it's rare to find someone else using tubes at all.
 

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Lol my local shops don’t stock anything....I order a lot from the UK as well as these came from Canadian tube fly company.

Our biggest steelhead came on a skittle tube pattern...good fishing flies!
 

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Shumakov tubes ( bottles, bullets, skittles) are popular in Russia. We use them in high cold water conditions. Skittle has a very good balance, the weight is concentrated in the front part. I use sometimes the option with an extra tungsten cone in front, like here. Total weight approx. 2g


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