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Thanks for viewing my first blog. For more info about my guide service view www.bcflyguide.com or if you have questions about flyfishing Vancouver Island in general please feel free to ask. This site's all about Flyfishing Vancouver Island with some great pictures from guided & personal fishing trips, new flies I'm tying, whats new & all that other good stuff related to casting a fly on island waters! Flyfishing, guiding and my passion for this sport is always growing. I hope this blog will assist those of you in keeping up on what I'm up to here, and why I think Vancouver Island BC is so under rated for it's Flyfishing opportunities. Thanks for visiting and come again, regards.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Steelhead Tube Fly for Vancouver Island (extra large)

Patterns like this one have become fairly popular in the Northwest amongst Steelhead Flyfishers, especially those fishing with 2 handed rods. This is my own pattern (The Space Invader) which resembles the Intruder stinger style flies that originated in Oregon. I designed this one on a tube simply because I think tubes are better to use than shanks with attached stinger hooks. This pattern has similar goals as the stimulator doe's as well but with some different materials. To keep the flies bulky presentation when wet swimming against the current I use Polar Bear Dubbing under Shlappen Hackles, then add the peacock herl & flash above. A slender body of floss or yarn works great for the body and then repeat the first process near the head of the fly. Add eyes of preference last and there you have it! It's a great pattern, somewhat involved but they do get the steelheads attention. With all my tube flies I like to use Gamagatsu or Owner Hooks Octopus style #4 - 2/0.  I sell these Space Invader Tube Flies in various colors to suit the water ones fishing including Pink, purples, black & blue, Black & chartruese etc. A killer fly & very fun to fish!