Stickel’s Solar Flare Variation Fly Tying Video

Tony ties a popular winter steelhead tube fly pattern on this video, using barred ostrich. This is one fishy looking bug.


Stickel’s Solar Flare Variation

Thread: Veevus 10/0
Tube: ProTube Microtube and Junction
Body: ProTube Silver small drop weight
Hareline Polar Chenille
Collar: Hot Pink Artic Fox spun in loop
Hackle: Montana Fly Co. Barred Ostrich
Wing: Flashabou Lateral Scale—One strip folded on each side
Dyed Grizzly Hackle
Eyes: Jungle Cock or ProTube Synthetic JC
Head: ProTube Medium Procone

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2 Responses to Stickel’s Solar Flare Variation Fly Tying Video

  1. Tony T. says:

    I just want to thank Max Stickel for letting use his pattern for the blog. I’ve fished this pattern and it swims like crazy!!! Thanks Max!


  2. Guy says:

    Great pattern…all the movement of a featherwing with the benefits of a tube fly !
    Thanks for the post

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