This is a variant of the many rabbit strip tube flies you will see that are deadly when fished for steelhead and many species of salmonids. This version of the fly is one that I see as reminiscent of the old Polar Shrimp fly that I fished back in the 1970s tied on Eagle Claw 1197-b or 1197-g hooks in size 2 or 4.
I will feature other color variations of this same pattern (I hope) in other videos and some folks may find the repetition a bit of a bore. Still, I never know what I’m likely to say when shooting these videos, or which stories I may or may not relay. And I’m a firm believer that repetition builds on everyone’s basic tying skill set. And then there is the fact that sometime it is nice to see different colors of materials combined on a hook or tube in order to appreciate the fly’s potential and develop the desire to tie the darn thing.
Here goes . . . . .
Tube: Pro Sportfisher Micro Tube or medium classic tube
Hook guide: Pink large
Hook option: Owner #2 straight eye or OPST Swing hook #2
Rabbit Strip: Cream white (#40)
Hackle: Shrimp Pink Schlappen or marabou
Cone: Hareline large tungsten cone
I hope you see possibilities in this fly style
Jay Nicholas – winter season 2016/17