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Hot Perch Tube

Flies made with tubes of different materials are getting more and more useful to me. These last long because we can change the hooks if they break or loosen, and we can use hooks for different kinds of water, like saltwater ones. We can use small hooks and the fly will still remain horizontal withou View more...
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Hot Perch Tube
List of materials
MaterialsBody: Eumer tube, Crayfish style. Bronze, copper, or fluorescent orange. You can also use an orange or transparent plastic tube. Thread: 8/0, red or fluorescent orange.Dubbing: STS Trilobal, fluorescent flame or similar color.First Wing: fox tail hair or craft fur, red color.Second Wing: Two Tone rabbit strap, olive with black stripes.Hackle: Saddle Hackle, hot orange color.Back: fox tail hair, black.Sides: grizzly saddles, dyed chartreuse.Cheeks: Jungle cock.Head: bronze cone, fluor View more...

Step 1

Insert the plastic tube in the Eumer tube. Use a blue fire flame to heat up the plastic tube on the thin side of the metallic tube, this will avoid the plastic tube from loosening or moving. Do it slowly without sealing the plastic tube hole. Place the fly and then tie the thread.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 1

Step 2

Make a hackle with the dubbing and loosen some hair to add life and transparency.this should stay on the plastic tube. It lifts the wings and gives better size and movements to the fly. Use bright dubbing or one with thick fibers if you do not have STS.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 2

Step 3

Tie the fox hair and on top of it tie the rabbit strap. The rabbit wing is tied over the other one.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 3

Step 4

Tie the saddle feather by the tip, comb the fibers towards the back and shape a regular streamer hackle. 6 turns are enough. Thick hackles don’t move very well, thin translucent ones are more attractive.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 4

Step 5

Tie the back with fox hair and then the side saddles. Some cianoacrylate on the dry saddle tips makes them easier to tie without turning. Tie on the raquis and over the fibers at the same time, as if the saddle tip was cut in a triangular shape.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 5

Step 6

Add some jungle cock. It’s optional but it makes the fly more elegant.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 6

Step 7

Take the fly out and trim the tube, use the lighter flame to make another bump that will avoid the cone from slipping. You can practice this with another tube, vertically is easier and more tidy. Gravity will help us make perfect bumps.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 7

Step 8

The Hot Perch is finished.

Fly tying - Hot Perch Tube - Step 8


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