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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tube Fly: Easy Over Egg

A Simple Egg Tube fly Pattern.

Step #1: Take a .5 inch piece of x-small Eumer plastic tubing, and insert into a .75 inch piece of medium Eumer plastic tube. The x-small tubing should sit approximately .25 inches into medium tubing. Apply a drop of super glue and attach red 6/0 thread creating a thread base at the junction of the two tubes.

Step #2: Attach a .5 inch piece of Hare line two tone pink/orange rabbit strip and secure.

Step #3: Form a small thread head and apply a drop of Zap-A-Gap. Cut off the tying thread and slide on a 6mm or 8mm Trout Bead ( color of choice). Press the egg bead firmly toward the rabbit strip.


Final: Melt remaining x-small tubing to front of selected trout bead. Preferred hook for this pattern is a Diiachi X510 #10.

Here is an example of an easy egg pattern tied on a tube. the Trout bead gives this tube fly a realistic look and more weight allowing the fly to tumble along the river bottom. With the added rabbit strip this fly also had amazing action and a fleshy look. I use this pattern mostly for Salmon and steelhead, but have found this egg tube fly to be great for trout taking advantage of the fall Salmon egg " Hatch".