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U Tube SBS

U Tube SBS:

Recipe:

Tube: plastic ¾” long, 2.5mm diameter
Thread: 8/0 GG sheer
Rear post: yellow dyed cock hackle –swept
Rear wing: tied in the round – sunburst yellow marble arctic fox tail, with 3 small bunches (3-4 strands each) of flat pearl mylar flash over & extending ½” longer than the fox tips
Body: short section dubbed fiery brown fox underfur
Middle wing: tied in the round – fiery brown marble arctic fox tail
Front wing: tied in the round – brown marble fox tail
Accent ‘feelers’: Amherst pheasant centre tail fibres – 4 bunches quartered around the tube, each bunch consisting of 2 fibres of natural, 2 of hot orange & 2 red dyed Amherst fibres
Cheeks: matched pair of JC eye feathers, set between the Amherst bunches
Head: #4 Glo-Brite floss (red)
Varnish: clear

Steps:

Set the plastic tube on the tapered needle in the vice, & start the thread near the rear



Select a yellow cock hackle, and prepare to tie in tip first



After the initial tie in, fold back the tip, and secure with another couple of thread wraps; trim the hackle tip



Double the hackle prior to wrapping



Wrap then sweep the hackle, securing with a couple of thread wraps. Add a dab of varnish to secure



Select a small bunch of the sunburst yellow marble fox, and tease out the underfur, and place the fur over the tube, and massage between finger & thumb to distribute the fibres around the tube, so that it is tied ‘in the round’



Tie in the fox, and then trim the excess



Select a few strands of the flat pearl mylar flash




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Part II

Part II

Tie in the mylar flash in 3 small bunches over the sunburst fox



Select a small bunch of fiery brown marble arctic fox tail fur



After teasing out the underfur, this underfur can be used as natural dubbing



Take a small pinch of the teased out underfur, and spin this onto the thread as dubbing



Wrap the dubbing as a short body section



The remainder of the fiery brown marble fox (the longer fibres left after teasing out the underfur) is placed, massaged, then tied in the round on the tube, & over the sunburst fox, but only partially covering the sunburst colour



Select a small bunch of brown marble arctic fox tail fur



After teasing out the underfur again, the brown marble fox is again tied in the round over the fiery brown fox, also shorter than the fiery brown




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Part III

Part III

Select some Amherst pheasant centre tail fibres to make up 4 small bunches – each bunch has 2 fibres each of natural, hot orange & deep red. Change the tying thread to red



Tie in and trim each of the bunches of Amherst fibres, quartered around the tube



This shows the Amherst bunches in place



Select a matched pair of JC eye feathers and tie in between the Amherst bunches



After the second JC is tied in, the head is finished with #4 Glo-Brite floss (bright red), and varnished



Slight wetting & sweeping of the finished tube fly gives an impression of what the overall silhouette may appear like during the swing





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Very nice!

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This might be the first time I've said this regarding a fly but I think I like it better without the JC. Maybe because they're tied in the round? Either way I'm still a big fan of this pattern and have filled up half my box w copycats.

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Killer tie and sbs. Thank you for putting it together and sharing with us all. I can't wait to get to work on some tube stuff.
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Nicely done Mike. I have been tying a few of those myself recently...I'm going to give them a swim this weekend.
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Nice tie Mike.......what kind of mandril are you using there? The ones that cam with my adapter (cheap one) suck ass and its a constant battle to keep the tube from rotating even when its jammed up tight to the end.

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Nice tie Mike.......what kind of mandril are you using there? The ones that cam with my adapter (cheap one) suck ass and its a constant battle to keep the tube from rotating even when its jammed up tight to the end.

Chris
Chris,

The pin upon which the tube is mounted is a steel crochet hook. These are smoothly tapered, and come in a variety of sizes (end diameters), and should be available as 'vintage' items on the big auction site for around $1 each

Be sure to get the vintage steel ones, as modern versions are plastic or aluminium, & they're not up to the job.

These crochet hooks have a flattened area in the middle which can be gripped by the jaws of almost any standard hook vice.


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Great transition of colors on that tube. Well done SBS for sure.

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