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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.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Todays Fly! Winter Wing Tube Fly

A great color combination for many Winter Steelhead rivers on Vancouver Island. I placed this fly on my hand to show size of the pattern which is approximately the size I personally like to fish when swinging flies on large waters... The cone head is 1.8grams getting this winter wing fly down to places where Steelhead don`t like things intruding in their space! when tying flies like this one should consider how they stack the wing, starting with firmer materials and building the more supple lifelike materials on top. This pattern has Finn Raccoon for the white part of the wing which is some of the most life like material I have ever used... the Guard hairs on this material I also leave in because they seem somewhat reflective (translucent) similar to polar bear. Flies like this one will be on my upcoming fly page on my web site at www.bcflyguide.com where those who don`t tie flies can purchase some. I will post when my fly page is available (hopefully soon) so please do have a visit then and give me feedback, any comments are welcome as this will be new for me and I want it to be as good as possible.

 Winter Wing Recipe

  •  pink eumer tubing
  • Tail : glitter hair on flashabou
  • Body : oval silver rib over single strand pink wool with pink saddle hackle palmered along rib
  • Wing : glitter hair, pink arctic fox, white finn Raccoon, topping of flashabou
  • Collar : Pink Shlappen
Click on the pic to enlarge, enjoy!